Update from Supporting Wounded Veterans

LIBOR: SWV are extremely grateful to the LIBOR fund for granting them their full funding application for £1,054,800. The grant will finance their Pain Management Programme for a further three years.

SWV Ski Week: SWV have now completed their Veteran interviews for their 2018 Ski Week, and have selected 26 Veterans (out of 180 applications) to join their Skihabiliation programme next March.

Carol Concert: On 4th December, SWV held their first Carol Concert at St Peter’s Church, Eaton Sq. With over 500 tickets sold and a waiting list of over 100, they are happy to announce that this will now become an annual event.

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Treasury awards ABF The Soldiers’ Charity £1.2 million to provide bespoke medical welfare service in partnership with DMWS

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is delighted to announce that its bid for £1.2m funding from the LIBOR fund has been approved by the Chancellor.

The grant will enable a bespoke medical welfare service for the Armed Forces community in hospitals or healthcare across South England, which will be delivered by our partner the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS). The 3-year project will provide vital support for Armed Forces serving personnel, veterans and their families, who can face unique pressures when ill – often being based away from their extended families or with partners deployed on operations.

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£2.5 million for Poppy Factory Renovation

The Treasury will be awarding The Poppy Factory £2.5 million to support the renovation of our factory. This funding is being announced by the Chancellor in the budget on Wednesday 22 November 2017.

Chief Executive of The Poppy Factory Deirdre Mills said:

“We are delighted that we can begin the process of transforming our factory into an accessible, inclusive and educational space for the disabled veterans who work here and for the wider local community. Our employment service helps get veterans with mental and physical health conditions back into work and as such helps restore financial independence and make a positive difference to veterans’ lives.”

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Treasury awards RAF Benevolent Fund £1m to support serving RAF personnel

The RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce our bid for £1m funding from the LIBOR fund has been approved by the Chancellor.

This grant will enable the Fund to respond to the needs of the serving RAF and their families by providing additional facilities and services on RAF stations to enable greater social engagement, better relationships and the provision of welfare facilities.

The Government’s decision was announced today during the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s autumn budget statement in the House of Commons.

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Britain’s most seriously injured Veterans to be supported by Help for Heroes after Government awards £1.5 million Libor grant

In the last-ever tranche of Libor grants, Help for Heroes has been awarded £1.5 million to improve the level of care given to Britain’s most severely wounded and injured Veterans who experience the greatest challenges and highest levels of social exclusion.

Many have complex injuries including multiple limb loss, severe brain injuries and serious mental health conditions which means they will require specialist support through a complex care pathway for the remainder of their lives.

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In light of recent events in Afghanistan, please find information and support resources here