“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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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.
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.
The Positive Futures – Meteorite project, with just over £140,000 of funding from the Trust’s Ex-Forces in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) programme, has enabled the organisation to work with “hidden veterans” which includes early Service leavers, those discharged for poor conduct, those with an offending background or who are in the CJS and don’t want to identify as a veteran, and those who traditionally refuse to engage with what is seen as ‘charity’.
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.