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Programme Evaluations Service Families Delivering locally Case Study Apr 2021

Wings to the Past

Wings to the Past was awarded £20,000 as part of the Local Grants programme in 2018. A steering group from the RAF worked together with Lincolnshire County Council on a project aimed at bringing down personal barriers, allowing RAF personnel and their families to get closer together and forge connections through the medium of archaeology.

Programme Evaluations Veterans and carers Delivering locally Case Study Apr 2021

Curzon Ashton FC

The Nash Alternative Sports Project received £18,760 in 2018 as part of the Local Grants programme. The aim of the grant was to help alleviate loneliness and isolation in “hard to reach” veterans via sporting activities in the Tameside military community in Greater Manchester. 53 veterans participated in the project, who otherwise would not have engaged with any other activity.

Programme Evaluations Service Families Delivering locally Case Study Apr 2021

Lisburn Sea Cadets

Lisburn Sea Cadets (TS Ulster) received a Local Grants award of £20,000 to help fund the purchase of a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) to be able to offer their cadets a unique power boating experience and associated qualifications. The group already had a small power boat, but this was unsuitable for use as a safety boat for sail training.

Programme Evaluations Service Families Veterans and carers Delivering locally Case Study Apr 2021

Hampshire Cultural Trust

Hampshire Cultural Trust was awarded £20,000 for the ‘100 Thank Yous’ project, by the Trust as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants in 2018.

As well as building an understanding of the role of Gurkha soldiers in World War I in its centenary year, the project aim was also to increase cultural understanding and integration between the Nepalese community and the local community in Aldershot and the surrounding areas.

Programme Evaluations Service Families Delivering locally Case Study Apr 2021

Mount Street School

Mount Street Infant School in Brecon has a regular intake of military children into the school community all year round. The school received a Local Grants award of £10,460 in 2018 to build an outdoor classroom in recognition of the school’s commitment to the military community.