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Grant Updates
How Hire a Hero are coping during Covid-19
February 12 2021

How does Hire a Hero help Veterans?

Hire a Hero supports Service Leavers and Veterans to gain meaningful civilian employment after their service. The charity advertises vacancies on a job board that could be of interest to those leaving the military, along with providing one-to-one career coaching that looks at CV writing, interview techniques and much more. The Hire a Hero team are also able to signpost Service Leavers and Veterans who may need additional support with housing, health and further training. The charity maintains healthy links with other charities and organisations who can offer support when needed.

Due to Covid-19, Hire a Hero are currently holding virtual events and looking to raise funds through social media campaigns. Hannah from Hire a Hero explains the impact Covid-19 has had on the charity: “Due to the pandemic our regular fundraising events have been cancelled, this has had a huge impact on the charity however our supporters have been outstanding with their fundraising efforts for the charity. Unfortunately, we have not been able to attend our usual Employment and Careers Fairs where we meet face to face with Service Leavers and Veterans to offer the services we provide, we have however taken part in the Virtual Careers Events, so we have still been able to help and support the event through these difficult times.”

One Veteran who has been helped by Hire a Hero explained the significance the charity has in his life: “The Hire a Hero programme and service was amazing. I struggled to adapt to civilian life once I left the Army. It took me a couple of years to find myself and the role that I really wanted. I had a number of different jobs in varied industries as I did not know where my skill set was best suited. My key message is keep digging and being proactive because trust me it will pay off. Big thanks to Hannah at Hire a Hero who supported me and guided me through the process.”

How does Veterans’ Foundation help Hire a Hero?

Veterans’ Foundation supports the UK military charity community by providing funding grants that enable the charities to support the Veterans they are in contact with. To date, we have given over £4.7 million to over 240 UK military charities. Hire a Hero are one of these charities. 

This is what Hire a Hero CEO, Gerry Hill MBE, had to say about Veterans’ Foundation: “Hire a Hero is very pleased to receive this grant from the Veterans Foundation. At this moment we all face an uncertain future, this is more so for veterans trying to make sense of the transition from serving to civilian life. A successful transition requires a good network, good friends and good luck. We are grateful for the reach that this award provides into the veteran community helping to extend the network of friends and supporters committed to serving those who served us.”

Veterans’ Foundation needs your help to continue giving grants to UK military charities. Please donate today or sign up to play the National Veterans’ Lottery - where your money supports Veterans in need and also gives you the chance to win £35,000 every month.

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