Grant Updates

Swindon Veterans Given a Voice Through VF Funding

November 04 2021

A Veterans’ Foundation grant will provide Swindon-based veterans with a dedicated point of contact to ensure the best possible support for ex-service personnel.

The £20,000 award will help Voluntary Action Swindon to employ a part-time Veteran Ambassador with ‘lived experience’ to be the bridge between their partners and veterans in need, identifying areas of improvement.

Voluntary Action Swindon provide a variety of services to local charities and not for profit organisations, including the local Nepalese Association with their large Gurkha contingent, and are the ‘voice’ of the sector, sitting on various local boards.

“We are extremely grateful to the Veterans’ Foundation and of course to all those who play the Veterans’ Lottery,” said Pam Webb, CEO Voluntary Action Swindon.

“This funding will enable us to work closely with the veterans in Swindon to better join up the services that are available and help us identify gaps in provision and be able to raise this locally to enable veterans to have a voice and obtain and access services they need,” she added.

Voluntary Action Swindon also run the Swindon Equality Coalition as well as delivering the Swindon Shopmobility Service, which is so important for many elderly people in the town.

They are also landlords to no less than 14 charities and co-ordinate a Swindon Voluntary Sector Alliance, so their tireless work in the local community is certainly worthy of support.

To find out more about Voluntary Action Swindon, please visit, and to play the Veterans’ Lottery, supporting many more projects like this all over the UK, sign up here.

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