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May 20, 2021

Evidence based findings about veterans in England’s North West

Research funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust within the Map of Need Project, compiled by The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research at Northumbria University Newcastle.

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April 19, 2021

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation

Wigan Warriors Community Foundation received a Local Grants award of £8,000 in 2018 to fund “Rugby Memories”, a project aimed at bringing together older veterans (who may or may not have dementia), serving personnel and their families in a social setting to forge friendships and ease loneliness through a shared experience and love of rugby.

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April 19, 2021

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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.

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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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