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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 Veterans and carers Delivering locally Case Study Apr 2021

Nottingham Forest Forces

Nottingham Forest Community Trust received a Local Grants award of £20,000 in 2018 to facilitate a project that provided support to older veterans who were socially isolated and lonely. Calum Osborne, COO of the Community Trust said the organisation decided that they wanted to offer something “different” to veterans, and that the civilian community within the football club fan base wanted to “give something back” to veterans and their families.

Veterans and carers Delivering locally Case Study Mar 2021

VC Gallery

The £20,000 “Project Lifeline” grant awarded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to the VC Gallery in Pembrokeshire proved to be exactly that when the Covid-19 crisis hit rural West Wales, leaving them as the only support mechanism for a number of extremely vulnerable veterans in the area.

Programme Evaluations Service Families Delivering locally Case Study Apr 2021

RAF Association

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.

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.