“The roof was just so old; it was a huge liability waiting to happen” Sheena Grindley, Secretary of the Llangollen RAF Association talked about the time the roof of their Club collapsed after a period of heavy rain, falling into the kitchen.
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Outfit Moray received £20,000 of Local Grants Trust funding in March 2019 to deliver a “Community Adventure Links” programme in conjunction with Kinloss Barracks. The funding was to provide outdoor adventure activities to local Service children in connection with local sports clubs such as Moray Mountain Bike Club, Moray Coast Youth Climbing Club, Moravian Orienteering Club and Moray Canoe Club.
Alison Baverstock, founder of the charity Reading Force, described how the initiative has helped thousands of Armed Forces children, their parents and wider families cope with the strains and rigours of Forces life through shared reading.
The RAF Association received £20,000 from the Trust in 2018 to run a project to provide 32 RAF spouses and partners with the opportunity to participate in training to enable them to become an OFSTED registered childminder. This sought not only to increase their employability, but also increase the amount of high-quality childcare around RAF stations located in the South East of England.
Funded by a £70,000 grant via the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Positive Pathways programme, the Recovery Pathway has been externally validated via Dr Nick Caddick PhD at Loughborough University. The surf-based programme is clinically proven to improve the mental health of the veterans who partake in the scheme.