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New Covid-19 Emergency funding to support more wounded, injured and sick veterans into work

New funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will help support wounded, injured and sick veterans who are seeking employment during the coronavirus crisis.

The Trust has awarded a grant to The Poppy Factory to support the continued delivery of the charity’s employability service, which has already helped more than 60 ex-Forces men and women move into jobs since the start of the UK lockdown.

The Covid-19 Emergency funding, part of a wider package of support for military charities by the Ministry of Defence, Cabinet Office and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, will help fund employment support for veterans with health conditions between now and October 2020.

The Poppy Factory’s employability consultants are based regionally throughout England and Wales, offering regular one-to-one remote contact with veterans. They help each veteran research and apply for job opportunities in their region, and offer ongoing in-work support.

Deirdre Mills, Chief Executive of The Poppy Factory, said:

“We are grateful for this new funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, which will help The Poppy Factory support many more wounded, injured and sick veterans into new employment during this time of national crisis.”

To find out more about The Poppy Factory’s employability service, visit poppyfactory.org/employment

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