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We are Veterans. We recognise that for many Veterans and their families, aspects of life after leaving the Services can be challenging. With over 50 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.
So we have set up this website which we believe will 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 it here, together with much more. 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.
And because we aren’t perfect, there may be some resources and organisations that we have missed. So 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.
So what are you waiting for – get in there!!
Working together for Scottish Veterans
Scotland is an environment where veterans are regarded as an asset to society.
The Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18
We would like to confirm that the Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18 is now open for applications.
Colonel Martin Gibson, Executive Chairman of Veterans Scotland, said: “ We welcome the continued support to ex-Service charities and other organisations from the Scottish Veterans Fund and we recognise the benefits that such grants can bring for individuals. The potential to have funding over a two to three year period means that a number of initiatives will be able to become well established and make a real difference to those, comparatively few, veterans who really need support.
I anticipate many Service leavers finding meaningful and worthwhile employment as a result of the short to medium term initiatives that will come about as a result of this funding. In turn, they will bring their considerable skills and attributes into the work place in Scotland. We are grateful to the Scottish Government and to Standard Life for their generous contribution.”
The Scottish Veterans Fund will support Veterans and ex-service charities with £600,000 of funding over the next three years, including a three-year £240,000 contribution from Standard Life to support veterans employment.
The fund will continue to help one-year projects, but for the first time applicants will now also be able to bid for 2 or 3 year funding to enable more strategic projects to come forward.
Applying to the Covenant Fund
This year there are different eligibility rules and timescales for each of the priorities. These are listed below. It is important to read and understand these as we will not assess applications which are ineligible to apply to a particular priority. Follow the link here for further information.
Funded and supported in partnership with the Scottish Government