About The Veterans' Foundation

Many armed forces charities struggle to raise sufficient funding to support serving and former members of the British Armed Forces’ and sometimes their dependants who are in need. The Veterans' Foundation has been created to establish a new and nationwide source of funding to help these charities.  It acquires its funds through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations.

The trustees of the Veterans' Foundation will disburse funds to Armed Forces charities and charitable activities.

The objects of the Veterans' Foundation are as follows:

To assist people who are serving or who have served in the British armed forces, and their dependants, by advancing any lawful charitable purpose at the discretion of the trustees and in particular, but not exclusively, to make grants to other charities who assist serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependants who are in need.

We will support projects that:

  • Reduce homelessness
  • Increase employment
  • Provide welfare and medical support
  • Increase confidence and social integration
  • Reduce dependence on drugs and alcohol
  • Support other charitable activities that may be needed

The Veterans' Foundation has established as simple an application process as sensible to put minimum strain on charities' usually limited staff and this process will be fair, legal and regulated.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Veterans' Foundation handed out over £290,000 at short notice to organisations who were particularly hard hit.

With the help of the public buying tickets to the Veterans’ Lottery and through making donations, the Veterans’ Foundation has made grants to the following organisations to date:

Invictus Games Foundation


Houses 4 Homeless Veterans   
Combat Stress x 2 Veterans Outreach Support  
Dundee Therapy Garden x 2            British Forces Foundation  
Firstlight Trust X2 Little Troopers  
Forward Assist Mountain Way CIO  
High Ground x 2 Sporting Force  
Launchpad X2  Supporting Wounded Veterans  
Scotty's Little Soldiers x 2 Turn to Starboard X2   
65 Degrees North Veterans Contact Point  

Stoll x 2

Mission Motorsport X 2 

Allied Special Forces Association

Future for Heroes

Mindfulness Scotland

Stockport Normany Veterans and Friends

Thanet Community Development Trust

The Ripple Pond X2

Community Veterans Support

Leith Sea Cadets

Veterans in Action X 2

Style For Soldiers

Building Heroes Education

Broughton House



Blind Veterans UK

Journey Through Conflict

The Talanoa Project

Pain Association (Scotland)

DMRC Benevolent Fund

Fishability UK

Tonic Health

The Holistic Foundation


Soldiers' Arts Academy


Bulldogs Boxing & Comm Activities

IX (B) Squadron Association

Bike Tours for the Wounded C.I.C


First Light Veterans Support Group

Ruskin Mill Land Trust

Veterans Community (Lanarkshire) SCIO

Former Forces Support

Torbay RNA

PB Adventures & Paddlefest 

RN Benevolent Trust


Thoughtify Ltd

Royal Marines Charity

Step Forward Homes RP Ltd

Veterans at Ease

RAF Benevolent Fund

British Nuclear Test Veterans Assn

Combat Stress

Finchale Group

Team Endeavour Racing UK Ltd

Health & Wellbeing Community Scheme CIC

SSAFA Forces Help

Help for Homeless Veterans

Royal Naval Association, Liverpool Branch


Wings for Warriors

After Armed Conflict

SSAFA (Ayrshire Branch)

Give Us Time x 2

Sefton OPERA X2

St John Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service

Sylvia Davies (PTSD research)

Stand Easy

Lothian Veterans Centre

Wellbeing Centre


Stand Easy



Stockport Normandy Veterans

Royal Marine CTF

Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

Kart Force

DMS Diving Club

Open University

RBL Industries X 2 

AF Para Snowsport Team

Forgotten Veterans UK


The Not Forgotten Association

 Team Rubicon UK

Kohima Educational Trust (KET) 

Saltcoats, Ardrossan & Stevenson Legion Branch

Hartlepool United Community Sports Foundation


Sailors Children's Charity

Recruit for Spouses Academy cic

Age UK Wirral

Waterloo Uncovered 

The Army Widows Association

Invictus Games


West London Mission

Community Veterans Support

Gloucester Rugby Community Charity

The Open University


Thanet Community Development Trust

Scottish Veterans' Residences 


Beyond the Battle Field NI

Merseyside SAR

British Forces Foundation

Dundee Thereapy Garden

National Gulf Veterans & Families Association