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 16 March 2018. Successful applicants will receive their grant in the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

The majority of the funds available are awarded directly to the Army but there is some scope to award grants to those charities, including Cobseo members, that provide support to the serving Army and/or their immediate families. Each application is considered on its merits. It is a competitive process as the total applied for usually exceeds funds available. There is no guarantee that an application will be successful, particularly if your charity has been successful before.

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Do you have what it takes? Blind Veterans UK challenges Sussex residents

Blind Veterans UK is challenging Sussex residents to walk 100km from London to Brighton in 24 hours to raise money for Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for blind and vision-impaired ex-Service men and women.

The 100k London to Brighton will take place from 7 – 8 July 2018. It will see participants start off at the Hammersmith and Fulham Rugby Club, before crossing the North Downs, walking via woodland and small villages to Sussex and through the South Downs.

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Two men | the 5 biggest islands on earth | one world record

A former Royal Marine battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is about to embark on the third stage of his record attempt to cross the world’s five largest islands completely unsupported thanks to Help for Heroes funding.

Louis Nethercott, 28, of Wiltshire, will today begin his trek across Madagascar, travelling east to west following the historical lighthouses scattered across the coastline. He will be relying solely on human power to do so. He is being supported in his world record attempt by military charity, Help for Heroes, who have grant funded £10,000 for the expedition, the likes of which has never been attempted before.

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Cycling Fundraiser 

A beneficiary of The Not Forgotten Association is currently cycling from his hometown in Somerset to the Association’s headquarters in London. Ben Ward, who served with REME and was injured in Afghanistan in 2012, aims to complete the 162 mile journey in just 2 days. Speaking of his motivations to undertake the challenge for us, Ben said “The Not Forgotten Association has always been there for me since I was injured in Afghanistan.

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Scotty’s call out to Military Spartans

Charity challenges the UK’s Armed Forces to the ‘Best of the Best’ Spartan Competition

Children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, is calling out to the military community to take on the ‘best of the best’ in a bid to create the first ever Spartan Race Military Wave at this year’s Reebok Spartan Race Super at Marston Lodge near Market Harborough.

The Military Wave, which takes place on Saturday 2nd September, is open exclusively to the Armed Forces community and is certain to test the endurance, perseverance and grit of each and every participant.

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redheadPR sponsor Ashchurch to Didcot leg of Tour de Troops  

On Saturday 17 June 2017, redheadPR sponsored the 6th leg of the first ever Tour de Troops, from Ashchurch to Didcot – and managing director Sara Tye joined in and rode the 56 mile leg.

The Tour de Troops is a fund-raising initiative by 20 bomb disposal experts from the British Army to raise money for the Felix Fund, a charity which helps those affected by Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD).

The main sponsor of the event is Kirintec, a company specialising in the design and production of security technology – including EOD solutions.

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