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Charity Number: 1169441
Company Number: 10008613

Sporting Force was established to help ex-service men and women make the transition from a life in the military to life as a civilian through social engagement, participation in sport, voluntary placements, training and qualifications into a variety of jobs in the sports and leisure industry. Life in the military is an active life and by working with sports organisations we can offer opportunities that appeal, ignite a passion and help create a new life outside of the services. All the opportunities we offer are inclusive and can be adapted to meet the needs of our disabled veterans. Our veteran centric approach ensures that sports qualifications and employment are successful and relevant to the beneficiary.

Contact Information

http://www.sportingforce.org/
info@sportingforce.org
The Digital Factory
Durham Way South
Newton Aycliffe,Durham
DL5 6XP
0800 050 9502

Support Offered

5 Step Recovery pathway & transition into civilian life through sport:

A. Each beneficiary will be allocated a Veteran Support Officer at time of registration. A progression pathway will be discussed and implemented. These are unique to each individual but a standard time line would be over 12 months from registration to significant outcome.

B. Initial engagement/personal contact is at an Open Day/Social Engagement event. These can comprise of a stadium tour, match day tickets, sports participation or a meeting with the SF team.

There will be opportunities and offers presented at the open day in relation to training, qualifications and pathways.

C. Training and qualifications in a variety of roles are offered as block/residential courses.

D. On completion of the training or at a defined point on the progression pathway the Veteran Support Officer (VSO) sources voluntary placements. These have primarily been professional football clubs and will continue to be so as this is the most popular interest from veterans. We have also placed veterans in a variety of roles and sports clubs including rugby, snow sports, cricket,gyms and boxing clubs.

E. Support into employment in the sports and leisure industry

Charity Number: 1128980
Company Number: 6817457

Assist the most seriously wounded with rehabilitation and social reintegration.

Contact Information

http://www.stubs.org.uk/
craig.vassie@stubs.org.uk
The Clare Foundation
Wycombe Road
High Wycombe
HP14 4BF
01494 811 500

Support Offered

STUBS regularly hosts in-patients from DMRC Headley Court at Sports events such as Premiership Rugby matches at The Stoop, Twickenham.

Charity Number: 1149727
Company Number: 08258649

Supporting Wounded Veterans (formally Skiing with Heroes) is a charity that helps wounded veterans get back into civilian life and employment.

Contact Information

http://www.supportingwoundedveterans.com/
info@supportingwoundedveterans.com
38 Connaught Square
London
W2 2HL
07909 090291

Support Offered

Half of each years’ cohorts have suffered physical injury, and half suffer from hidden wounds. Because each of our veterans required different levels of support and encouragement, we have created a needs-based, occupation, training, and employment programme, which the veterans joined following the ski trip or by contacting the organisation.

We have recently opened a veteran-specific pain management programme in conjunction with King Edward VII Hospital in London. The charity also supports the research programme with King Edward VII into veterans’ mental health for Cobseo.

Charity Number: 1140191

To promote and protect the physical and mental health and welfare of those who have been wounded whilst serving in the Armed Forces and civilian emergency services by introducing them to surfing and other peer group activities.

To assist veterans in adjusting to civilian life, including those challenged by mental and physical problems improving their quality of life.

To maintain a high level of care of veterans.

To build or restore, equip, staff and maintain a recovery centre for the care of veterans by veterans.

Contact Information

http://www.surfaction.co.uk/
info@surfaction.co.uk
Unit 11
Long Rock Industrial Estate
Long Rock,Penzance
TR20 8HX
01736 365645

Support Offered

Surf Action support veterans and family members on a daily and weekly basis through their beach clinics held at Gwithian beach near St Ives each Friday.

The project boosts moral, confidence; self esteem and can be positive and complimentary therapy to ongoing rehabilitation.

Using the coastal environment is a great way to improve the mental and physical wounds, but it’s not the only way. This is where Surf Action can sign post to other organisations to help with health, social and welfare issues. Surf Action are much more than just surfing.

Charity Number: 1144004
Company Number: 07773783

To support services’ sport (mainly army), helping provide the best sporting opportunities thereby contributing to morale, fitness and welfare for all and the rehabilitation of those sick and injured.

Contact Information

http://teamarmy.org/
enquiries@teamarmy.org
White House
Beech Road
Merstham
RH1 3AE

Support Offered

Provision of financial grants to mainly army-level sports in conjunction with the army sport control board.

Company Number: 09290440

TEAM ENDEAVOUR RACING is open to Wounded, Injured and Sick (WIS) serving personnel and veterans. It provides a foundation as a transition vehicle supporting and empowering team members into future employment, training or education, utilising peer mentoring and providing support and assistance through its network partners.

Contact Information

http://www.teamendeavourracing.co.uk
enquiries@teamendeavourracing.co.uk
47 Durrants Road
Rowlands Castle
Hampshire
PO9 6BE
07825175407

Support Offered

We are part of the Battle Back programme and sports recovery. We support Help for Heroes Rolling Recovery Programme and offer additional vocational support.
Our objectives are:

a. To introduce and increase participation at the sports recovery event and to allow WIS personnel to take their first step, without committing to a full season.
b. Provide new team members for next season or give someone an exciting ride in a racing powerboat. This will increase our numbers further and promote our inclusion initiative whilst enabling transition.
c. Provide RYA courses – provided for individuals interested in Powerboats. RYA PB2, Intermediate & Advanced, Safety Boat and VHF Radio.
d. Provide opportunities for those not wishing to compete, but wish to participate in shore support, maintenance, National Race Support, scrutineering and photography.

Our aims are to develop, inspire and challenge Team Members during this demanding and difficult time transitioning from the Armed Forces, in a secure environment supported by volunteers with service backgrounds including its own WIS personnel and veterans. The project prides itself on the same values and goals to develop personal and team development post injury in the Armed Forces.

Our overarching objectives are to: Inspire, Develop and Challenge.

Charity Number: 1049041
Company Number: 3091887

Provision of offshore sailing to disabled Ex Service Personnel and their dependants and disabled other people of all ages and disabilities.

Contact Information

http://www.gwennili.org.uk
admin@gwennili.org.uk
Wingham House
Winchester Road
Bishop's Waltham
SO32 1BZ

Support Offered

Offshore Sailing
Day Sailing
Cruises varying in length between 2 and 10 days
RYA Practical Courses
Races

Charity Number: 1172407

Aiming to increase community cohesion and tackle social isolation by connecting people. Through the VC Gallery, we work to create meaningful engagement, combat and support poor mental health and social care amongst the Veteran and local communities.
We offer a positive support network, a creative space to help people re-connect through art, workshops, local events and opportunities within the area. We provide a diverse support network to empower and help develop a united, positive and safe environment. We provide weekly art sessions, outreach workshops within schools, memory cafes, retirement homes and for third sector organisations.
We offer a breakfast club once a week and help with housing issues, benefit problems and employment support.

Contact Information

http://www.thevcgallery.com
admin@thevcgallery.com
30 High Street
Haverfordwest
SA61 2DA

Support Offered

We offer peer mentor help, guidance and expertise with all veteran affairs.
We have excellent referral pathways with national organisations and our local Authority, keeping a close connection with the individual we work with a holistic approach to achieve the best outcome at all times.
Our expertise is offering a vibrant, creative space where people can socialise and expressive themselves through art, that can be at our art workshops, or volunteering at memory cafes, schools and residential homes.

Charity Number: 1161201
Company Number: 9182207

Turn to Starboard uses sailing courses to support those affected by military operations.

Contact Information

http://www.turntostarboard.co.uk/
shaun@turntostarboard.co.uk
Turn to Starboard
Falmouth Marina
North Parade,Falmouth
TR11 2TD
01326 314262

Support Offered

Families weeks – we take a Service family sailing in Cornwall and out of their normal environment. Helping them re-engage with each other after separation.

Zero to Hero – in which we support individual Service personnel who have fallen on particularly hard times to reach RYA Yachtmaster Cruising Instructor and reintegrate them with a career in the marine industry. Provision of a personal Yachtmaster mentor, 1 to 1 support where needed, flexibility to extend the course, career advice and support to enter the marine industry.

RYA courses – provided for groups who have experienced or been affected by operations. RYA Day Skipper courses provide an opportunity to share experiences in a unique environment.

Tall Ship experience – The Princes Trust have gifted us the 92ft Pilot Schooner previously called ‘Spirit of Fairbridge’. She has 18 berths to facilitate larger groups with traditional gaff rigged Tall Ship sailing. Amongst other trips we are planning a ‘Round Britain’ experience in June 2015.

Boat Build project – currently we rely on boat charter to facilitate our sailing. To ensure our long term future we are building a Rustler 42 specifically for our beneficiaries. We also hope to access boat building courses on our project for veterans or those transitioning.

Charity Number: 1153497

Walking With The Wounded supports veterans with physical, mental or social injuries on their journey to reintegrate back into society, regain their independence and secure sustainable employment.

Contact Information

http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk
info@wwtw.org.uk
Stody Hall Barns
Stody
Melton Constable
NR24 2ED
01263 863900

Support Offered

Funding of retraining and educational courses for Wounded Servicemen and Women

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