Why Does Veterans' Foundation support RFEA?

The Regular Forces Employment Association came into existence in 1885. The purpose of the charity is to prepare soldiers and veterans for civil employment after leaving the British Armed Forces. In 1997, the MOD established the Career Transition Partnership Contract in association with RFEA to help resettle services users. RFEA grew from strength to strength and now offers employment opportunities to wounded, injured and sick service leaver.

RFEA doesn’t simply help veterans find work, they give long-term support and training to veterans that ensure British Armed Forces veterans can reach their full potential. There are roughly 1 million working-age veterans in the UK and a higher percentage of veterans are unemployed when compared to the rest of society. RFEA work tirelessly with many service leavers in order to ensure that they find the work that is best suited to their skills and needs. The charity also liaises with welfare, housing and healthcare providers to make sure that veterans have a holistic support structure to enable them to excel in civilian life. This support is provided for free of charge. 

Veterans who are supported by RFEA are given advisors who are, to the veterans in need, the face of the charity. They befriend and learn about each veteran so they can give the best advice and ensure support is in place for each individual veteran. 

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.