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Welcome to Veterans-Assist Scotland
We recognise that for many Veterans and their families, some aspects of life after leaving the Services can be challenging. With over 60 Veterans’ organisations in Scotland alone, we understand that it can be frustrating to find just the right person to help with a problem. And we know that whether you have been “in” for 3 years or 30 years, or “out” for 6 weeks or 6 years, problems will arise that could use some help.
This website has been set up to put in one place most of the resources you might need, whether it is finding the right school or college for you or your kids; options for somewhere to live; getting access to a War Disablement pension; or finding a route into employment. You will find some topics duplicated under more than one heading; this is for ease of access and to make it more likely that you will find what you need.
For those who work in Veterans support organisations, please check out the Resources tab; there may be something useful for you there.
We are not perfect, so there may be some resources and organisations that we have missed. If you know of some, please let us know through the Contacts tab so we can share it. Because when Veterans work together, they make life better for Veterans.
The Armed Forces Covenant for Armed Forces Personnel
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served, and their families, are treated fairly. It is an expectation that the nation will look after those who look after us. This commitment is made in recognition of the sacrifices you make on behalf of the country. Click the link below to find out more.
The Armed Forces Covenant for Armed Forces Families
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served, and their families, are treated fairly. This commitment is made in recognition of the sacrifices you make on behalf of the country. The Covenant covers all those who form the ‘Armed Forces Community’, which includes spouses, civil partners and children. Click the link below to find out more.
Applying to the Covenant Fund
Thank you for your interest in the Covenant Fund. The funding priorities for April 2018 to March 2019 include:
Armed Forces Covenant: local grants and digital development
Armistice and Armed Forces Communities: supporting local communities to consider the Armed Forces Covenant and its relevance today in the context of the World War 1 commemorations
Further priorities will be announced in the coming months
Further information is available on the Covenant fund website: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/covenant-fund