Alabaré are delighted to team up with the BBC’s Sewing Soldier, Lt. Col. Neil Stace to announce the launch of ‘Flags of Thanks’. The collaborative art project will form part of the 2019 Armed Forces Day celebrations hosted in Salisbury.Read more
Cobseo members, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity for bereaved Armed Forces children, and military financial services provider, The Military Mutual, are set to head into 2019 working together.Read more
A sailing charity is inviting companies, community groups and individuals to get involved in their new Zero to Hero campaign by sponsoring an injured veteran to retrain as a professional Yachtmaster in the marine industry.Read more
This £4 million programme is designed to providing funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. Applications close on 31st December 2018; and funding decisions will be made in February 2019.Read more
Military organisations including Poppy Scotland and the RAF Benevolent Fund, have spoken of the need for closer collaboration with SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity to best support serving personnel, veterans and their families across Scotland.Read more
X-Forces Enterprise (XFE) marked its 5th anniversary by officially “opening” the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in the company of many beneficiaries and partners this week.Read more
A staggering £25,303 was raised at Royal Ascot’s Armed Forces Day for the three leading Armed Forces charities, the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.Read more
A multi-million-pound programme to support older Armed Forces veterans in Scotland has helped around 2,000 people in its first year.
The Unforgotten Forces project is a collaboration of 15 leading organisations, led by Poppyscotland, which is delivering a range of services and enhancements in areas including advice, access to healthcare, social isolation, respite and transport, along with creative activities and events for those in care settings. The consortium was awarded £4m of funding from the Aged Veterans Fund to run the project over three years.Read more
New research released by The Directory of Social Change (DSC), funded by the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT), reveals that 78* Armed Forces charities deliver housing support to at least 11,600 beneficiaries annually, with charities spending at least £40 million on housing provision in the previous year.
47 charities provide accommodation services, collectively providing at least 4,700 properties across the UK, which have a total capacity to house at least 10,200 people.Read more