Veterans' Lottery players raise another £400,000 for heroes!

Twenty eight projects that will change the lives of British veterans in need have received grants in the latest round of funding by the Veterans' Lottery.

It was announced £420,000 has been distributed to support veterans battling homelessness, mental health problems and those adjusting to civilian life.

For the first time since the Veterans' Lottery was launched in July 2016, Prince Harry's Invictus Games Foundation received support in preparation for the 2020 event in the Netherlands.

Major General David Shaw CBE, the CEO of the Veterans' Foundation charity which runs the popular Veterans' Lottery, commented: "We've managed to distribute over £400,000 in the latest round of funding but we had bids for twice that amount indicating the scale of the task in hand.

"Thank you once again to all the players of the Veterans' Lottery and please continue your support - your kindness is making a real difference."

Charities awarded funding include: Royal British Legion Industries (employment support), Launchpad (homeless shelters), Veterans In Action (using outdoors for mental health) and Mission Motorsport.

More than 100 grants have already been distributed by the Veterans' Foundation as Veterans' Lottery establishes itself as a vital source of funding for those in need.

Further indepth grant award news to follow.