How much money has The Veterans' Foundation given to charities?
The Veterans’ Foundation is proud to bring you the news that £850,000 was awarded to UK military projects this month.
Following the latest meeting of the VF trustees, 41 UK-based military charities and charitable organisations received vital funds that will support projects to help British veterans in need.
The Veterans’ Foundation has now awarded £5.5M in grants to 372 UK-based military charities and not-for-profit organisations since inception in 2016.
All of this has been made possible thanks to both players of the national Veterans’ Lottery and those who have directly donated to the VF.
“The trustees of the Veterans’ Foundation awarded £850K in grants at the end of January to 41 charities and organisations conducting charitable activities to help those in need in the armed forces community,” said Veterans’ Foundation CEO, David Shaw.
“Many of these organisations have suffered significant reductions in their funding due to the pandemic, so the money raised by the Veterans’ Foundation is invaluable to them.
“All of the beneficiaries are working hard to help veterans live a constructive and more satisfying life, in spite of the disadvantages and challenges they face, which may be as a result of their service.
“We are very grateful for the sustained support we receive from the public.”
Among those charities receiving the latest grants were Help 4 Homeless Veterans, BRAVEHOUND, the UK Veterans Hearing Foundation and Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Fiona MacDonald, Director at BRAVEHOUND said:
"We are incredibly grateful to the Veterans' Foundation and of course to all those who play the Veterans' Lottery.
“Knowing that the trustees really understand and care about where funds can support our immediate work and help us plan and be sustainable in the future is fantastic.
“Going into 2021 with our Social Distance compliant van and funding towards core staff costs, gives everyone here confidence for a positive future for BRAVEHOUND and most importantly the veterans we support.
“Thank you to the Veterans' Foundation, everyone who donates and plays the Veterans' Lottery.”
Veterans' Foundation grant recipients.
- Team Endeavour Racing UK
- Help 4 Homeless Veterans
- Hire a Hero
- The Bridge for Heroes
- Veterans Garage
- SHAID Veterans Project
- Help 4 Homeless Veterans
- The Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment Benevolent Fund
- Service Dogs UK
- National Gulf Veterans & Families Association
- Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services CDARS
- UK Veterans Hearing Foundation
- PATT Foundation
- Phoenix Heroes CIC
- Community Solutions North West Ltd
- Care After Combat
- FirstLight Trust
- Scotty’s Little Soldiers
- Building Heroes
- Penparcau Community Forum Ltd
- UK Homes 4 Heroes
- Veterans in Action
- BuildForce Group CIC
- Pain Assoc. Scotland
- Derbyshire Alcohol Advice Service
- Veterans Woodcraft CIC
- East Durham Veterans Trust
- Work Place Chaplaincy Scotland
- Woodland Xperiences CIC
- SWS RnR
- Ulysses Trust
- Venture Trust
*The VF trustees meet four times a year to debate all grant applications. If you represent a UK-based military charity and would like to apply for a standard grant of up to £30,000 and salary grant up to £40,000, please click here to find out more.