Walking With The Wounded will be using a Veterans’ Foundation grant to fund both a crucial mental health programme and a scheme to help get veterans back into employment.
Established in 2010, WWTW provides a pathway for disadvantaged veterans to re-integrate back into society and sustain their independence. At the heart of this journey is employment.
Fergus Williams is CEO at WWTW and he was delighted to receive financial support from the Veterans’ Foundation.
“We are thrilled to be the recipients of two grants from the Veterans’ Foundation,” said Fergus.
“Their support is funding our mental health programme, Head Start, as well as contributing to our Scottish Veterans Project Manager which will enable us to reach out to more veterans who may require support.
“They are also funding our Employment Advisor in the south-east who will provide intensive, holistic, veteran-specific individual placement support to at least 60 vulnerable veterans over 12 months to access meaningful work.
“The grant includes a contribution to WWTW’s Quick Reaction Fund (QRF), supporting veterans in the SE to access essential interview clothes, transport and expenses.
“We are so grateful for the ongoing support of the Veterans’ Foundation in funding our vital services, helping to make lasting improvements in the lives of those who have served.”
*You can help British veterans in need and charities like Walking With The Wounded by playing the Veterans’ Lottery.