Building Heroes

Why does Veterans' Foundation support Building Heroes?

Building Heroes arms veterans with new skills enabling them to forge new careers after they’ve left the British Armed Forces.

As the name suggests, these new skills are taught, via a five-week intensive course, in construction or property maintenance. Once the course has been completed, veterans can either carry on learning by taking up further training or seek employment in an industry many are well suited.

Building Heroes also helps those who have completed the course with guidance and help to take the next steps on the path they choose. The charity has a good network of contacts across the country who can offer employment suitable for veterans who wish to proceed in their chosen profession.

Building Heroes delivers its courses across the UK at least six times each year. These courses are offered to veterans at no cost, the fees largely covered by grants from charitable organisations. Attendees are also offered the courses as both residential and non-residential, meaning access to this education is provided no matter what the personal circumstances.

Completing the Building Heroes course gives veterans everything they need to begin a long career in construction, including a CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card and key qualifications. 

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to more than 280 charities and organisations in the past three years. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and to date, £9.2 million has been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.

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