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A group of people at the Fighting Chance project

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April 19, 2021

The Fighting Chance

The Fighting Chance received £19,843 from the Trust in 2018 for a one-year project as part of the Local Grant programme. The Fighting Chance for Veterans project funded an intensive employment support project which links health and wellbeing with employment support to help extremely vulnerable veterans to get their lives “back on track’. The project is for those veterans who are the furthest from entering the labour market, and those struggling with isolation, housing issues or substance misuse.

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Outfit Moray activities

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April 19, 2021

Outfit Moray

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.

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Notts Forest FC member

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April 19, 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.

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Lisburn Sea Cadets

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April 19, 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.

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Curzon Ashton FC

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April 19, 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.

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Veterans at the Surf Action project

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March 26, 2021

Surf Action

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.

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Members of Ballymacash at the new pitch

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March 25, 2021

BALLYMACASH SPORTS ACADEMY

The dream that was three years in the pipeline has now finally been completed thanks to the assistance of a £20,000 grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust under the Local Grants programme.

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