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Help for Heroes’ continued grant funding support for Sporting Force

Help for Heroes has committed further funding to Sporting Force, a charity set up by a wounded veteran to offer other injured and sick veterans work placements at professional sport clubs.

Sporting Force was launched by Tommy Lowther after he completed the Help for Heroes Pathfinder Experience and Business Experience course. The charity helped more than 100 veterans last year upon receiving an £80,000 grant from Help for Heroes, who has now pledged to grant fund a further £115,000.

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Grants to charities that support the serving Army

The closing date for the next round of applications for grants from The Army Central Fund is Friday 31 March 2017. Successful applicants will receive their grant in the period 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.

The majority of the funds available are awarded directly to the Army for garrison and unit projects and to the Army Sport Control Board and the Army Families Federation. In addition, there is some scope to award smaller project grants to those charities, including Cobseo members, that provide support to the serving Army and/or their immediate families.

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The Royal British Legion awards grant to support carers in the Armed Forces in Wiltshire

A grant of £29,489 from The Royal British Legion to Wiltshire charity, Carer Support Wiltshire (CSW) will provide support for unpaid carers in the Armed Forces and veteran communities. The money will fund the charity, Armed Forces Family Support Project and will focus on the early identification and recognition of carers with military connections and help to access services, funding and training.

CSW support worker, Catherine Duncan has a specialist understanding of the issues surrounding forces families and will be drawing on her experience as a military wife to identify and support those who are caring for a loved one. A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who cannot manage without their support. They might look after someone with a physical disability, long term health condition, mental health issue or a problem with substance misuse.

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Help for Heroes supports Step Together Volunteering and Horseback UK

Help for Heroes are pleased to announce their continued financial support to Step Together Volunteering (STV) and Horseback UK.

A new £80,000 grant to STV marks the sixth year of the partnership. Help for Heroes has supported Step Together’s Rehabilitation through Volunteering programme to provide hands-on support to over 1,750 wounded, injured and sick personnel to engage in community volunteering opportunities.

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From the highest mountains to the coldest continent – the march of the fundraising army

Charity thoughts from Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Back in 1946, when Field Marshal Montgomery launched the Charity’s first ever public appeal, all he asked was for everyone to give one Shilling – around £3.50 in today’s money. This fundraising ask was quite simple; donate some money and help the Charity.

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