How does Care After Combat help Veterans?
Veterans’ Foundation is proud to support Care After Combat with funding. Care After Combat exists to provide support for Veterans within the criminal justice system. The volunteers who work for the charity provide mentorship, advice and friendship with Veterans who are in prison or who have been arrested. They seek to help these people make good choices going forwards and help them to live more fulfilling lives.
The grant from Veterans’ Foundation will directly bolster the provision of Care After Combat support to Veterans within the Criminal Justice System, significantly improving their physical and mental wellbeing. It will also assist in facilitating and supporting training for our volunteer mentors and for prison staff.
CEO of Care after Combat, Adrian Kirk, explains; “Care After Combat, as a charity, relies heavily on funding from outside agencies, foundations, donors and fundraisers. The grant received from The Veterans Foundation will greatly assist us in the development of our work across our operations, and allow us to grow the number of veterans we work with. We are truly grateful to the Veterans’ Foundation and the Veterans’ Lottery players who make grants like these, to charities like ours, possible”.
Major General David Shaw of Veteran’s Foundation says; “Veterans' Foundation has been set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependents, who are in need.
The Veterans' Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. Since its inception in July 2017, it has given £3.6 million out in grants to about 250 organisations, many of them small to medium-sized and very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community who are in need. Forecasts indicate the Veterans’ Foundation will make grants totalling £3 million this financial year. The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance. We are grateful for the public’s support of the Veterans’ Foundation and its Veterans’ Lottery, and we encourage you to spread the word.”