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Veterans and volunteers from Walking With the Wounded playing bagpipes

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Categories: Positive Pathways Programme, Projects we've funded, Veterans

December 31, 2020

Piping in the New Year

Mind the Pipes and Drums was developed with veterans in Northern Ireland so as to enable veterans to partake in music based, social activities where they could come together to learn new skills, and to develop a sense of achievement and pride. Over 130 veterans have taken part in this project, which was supported with…

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Type: Case Study

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized, Veterans, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 15, 2020

Scarborough veterans get creative

The final installment in our ‘Festive Forces’ series, is from Art Therapy Yorkshire, who received £9,800 from the Forces Communities Together programme for a series of online art sessions culminating in a public exhibition.

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A painting by a veteran of Dad's Army

Type: Case Study

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 14, 2020

Discovering the art of isolation

In the latest installment of our ‘Festive Forces’ series, we hear from Age UK Lancashire, which received £9,850 from the Forces Communities Together programme to work with veterans to produce creative work such as art, crafts and poems. The organisation was keen to offer activities that boost mood and wellbeing, offering veterans involved a sense of achievement.

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Type: Case Study

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 11, 2020

Busting boredom during Covid restrictions

The next instalment in our ‘Festive Forces’ series, is from The Not Forgotten, who received £10,000 from the Forces Communities Together programme towards the cost of producing and delivering jigsaws and ‘Boredom Buster’ booklets to isolated and lonely veterans.

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Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants, Armed Forces families, funding support, New programmes, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Removing Barriers to Family Life, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 8, 2020

First awards made from the Force for Change programme

More than £1 million has been awarded to 56 projects under Round 1 of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change programme.

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Type: News

Categories: funding support, Impact, Positive Pathways Programme, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 8, 2020

Sports, arts, conservation and more in latest round of Positive Pathways awards!

In the latest round of the Positive Pathways programme, more than £1 million has been awarded to support veteran-focused projects.

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Type: Case Study

Categories: Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded

December 7, 2020

Budding journalists hone their skills with Little Troopers

Carrying on the festive feels with our ‘Festive Forces’ series, we’re pleased to share another update from a great project supported through our recent Forces Communities Together programme.

Little Troopers received £10,000 to create a newspaper for military families, with content created by Service children.

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Type: Case Study

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 4, 2020

Stand-up for veterans gives confidence boost

We’re getting into the festive spirit here at the Trust, with updates from some of the great projects supported through our recent Forces Communities Together programme.

Today, we catch up with Nomad Construction Training CIC, part of Project Recce to learn more about their comedy workshops.

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A family enjoys sparklers together

Type: Case Study

Categories: Armed Forces families, funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized

December 2, 2020

Wyton comes together this autumn

To help get into the festive spirit, this December we’re sharing updates from some of the fantastic projects supported through our recent Forces Communities Together programme.

The first in our series is RAF Wyton Community Support, who received £10,000 for their ‘Bringing Wyton Community Together’ project.

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Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces families, funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded

November 24, 2020

Forces projects to feature on BFBS radio

We’ve teamed up with BFBS to bring you the stories of some of these projects and show the positive impact a funding injection can have.
Listen to BFBS radio’s Totally Connected programme all this week between 10am-1pm to hear direct from some of our projects and the positive activities they’ve been delivering.

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