Veterans Woodcraft

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support Veterans Woodcraft?

In 2015 a group of ex-servicemen – many of whom had suffered from mental health issues as a result of service - joined up to create Veterans Woodcraft.

Armed with tools donated by the public, this group of volunteers delivered woodcraft courses to veterans as a means of helping those who were battling against PTSD and physical injury.

Two years later, in 2017, the business became a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. 

The principle behind Veterans Woodcraft is simple. By working with wood and learning new skills, veterans find new purpose and that in turn enables them to rediscover confidence and rebuild their lives.

Since the charity’s inception, more than 300 people from both ex-service and civilian organisations have attended courses and wood workshops with Veterans Woodcraft.

Courses and workshops are not only delivered in their own ‘home’ base in Richmond, North Yorks but are regularly delivered out in the wider community to groups and individuals across the North of England.

Attendees can learn a variety of skills, from the numerous styles of woodcarving to wood-turning and woodwork. 

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.