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Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten programme evaluation

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August 10, 2021

Enabling immediate support for vulnerable veterans with reduced social contact

The Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten programme awarded 120 grants to organisations across the UK, totalling £2,394,698.

This programme evaluation explores the impact of the Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten programme on vulnerable veterans with reduced social contact.

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Report cover - an evaluation and critical analysis of the impact of the Aged Veterans Fund

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May 24, 2021

Aged Veterans’ Fund evaluation report

The Aged Veterans’ Fund (AVF) awarded £30 million over a five-year period to fund 19 significant grants to portfolios of projects which supported the non-core health, wellbeing and social care needs for older veterans (those born before the 1 of January 1950). The Trust worked with the University of Chester’s Westminster Centre for Research in Veterans to explore the impact of these grants, and has published an evaluative report based on data from individual project evaluations, which contains five key recommendations to improve future wellbeing for older veterans.

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Front cover of the Evaluation of Ex Service personnel in the Criminal Justice System programme front cover

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May 24, 2021

Former Serving Personnel in the Criminal Justice System Programme Evaluation

This evaluation focuses on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Ex-Service Personnel in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) Programme, and was evaluated by RAND Europe.

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May 24, 2021

LIBOR funding and its impact

This report explores the projects and organisations funded through the HM Treasury LIBOR Fund (HMT LIBOR Fund), the £35 million LIBOR Fund and the Veterans Accommodation Fund. Collectively, these funds distributed £578.2 million in 472 grants to 334 organisations between 2012 and 2017.

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Front cover of Positive Pathways consultation report

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May 24, 2021

Consultation report: The Positive Pathways programme

In the Autumn Budget 2018, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10M to support Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing needs.

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Rugby memories members

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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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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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A serving member of the Armed Forces with a person from Carer Support Wiltshire

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March 26, 2021

CARER SUPPORT WILTSHIRE – COURAGE TO CARE

This project has enabled the creation of a network of trained carer support officers and volunteers within the military community. These individuals deliver on base training and support for carers, building resilience, enabling self-support and reducing dependency.

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