Northern Ireland projects benefit from Force for Change grant

November 26, 2021

A number of veteran support organisations in Northern Ireland have been successful in the latest round of Force for Change funding.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded £511,073 in their second round of the 2021/22 Force for Change programme grants.

In this round, the programme has awarded individual grants of up to £10,000 for community projects. All the projects are designed to reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

A number of veteran support organisations in Northern Ireland have been successful in this round of funding.

Andy Allen Veterans' Support will use their grant to deliver a project for veterans to enjoy camping at a veterans' outdoor recreation centre. Alongside camping veterans will engage in other activities such as fishing, family days, mental health awareness and suicide prevention training.

Brooke House Health and Wellbeing Centre will bring together veterans of different generations to meet, learn from, support and enjoy others experiences as part of their grant award.

The Somme Nursing Home has been awarded a grant to design a gardening project which will encourage veterans to engage with the gardens in the grounds of the home. Working with the Defence Gardens Scheme, this project will bring together the veteran residents, their families and the local community.

The On Course Foundation will support a confidence-building programme of introductory golf events for veterans. It will focus on re-engagement, reducing social isolation and offering the opportunity to try a new sport - helping participants to develop skills both on and off the course.

You can view the full list of awarded projects in this round by clicking here.

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