Why does the Veterans' Foundation support Bravehound?

Bravehound is based in Scotland and was founded in 2016 by Fiona Macdonald… a year later it was voted the UK's best Voluntary/Charity project in the National Lottery Awards.

Bravehound provides companion and assistance dogs to veterans and then provides assistance for both the dog and veteran over the dog’s lifetime. 

Owning a dog can provide companionship, promote exercising and a good routine, and Bravehound aims to match suitable veterans with companion dogs in order to support the transition into civilian life.

Bravehound aim to support a smooth transition back into civilian life, bringing communities together and helping ex-service personnel and their families adjust to living with the visible and invisible wounds of war.

The charity offers the opportunity to own a dog and then get expert support in training the dog (to a level of your choice). 

One of the best ways to build a healthier relationship with your dog is to understand how your dog learns and to use the principles of positive training to make learning as rewarding, successful and easy as possible. As well as training and supporting the veterans from before they get the dog, Bravehound assists veterans with veterinary costs, feeding and equipment.

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of UK-based military charities and organisations since its inception in 2016. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and millions of pounds have been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.