The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced that the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund has awarded £8,898,456 to 14 major projects through the Veterans Places, Pathways and People programme, including to us at Adferiad Recovery.
10 grants have been awarded in the countries and regions of the UK, to develop better, more joined up lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs.
10 Portfolio grants have been awarded in all; with one each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with seven regional grants awarded in the UK. Across all of the portfolios; 165 individual projects will be supported.
Adferiad’s grant will be used to co-ordinate a dynamic and co-ordinated portfolio of projects that will take an informed approach across Wales. We will ensure that there are connected pathways which work well for veterans; that there are safe places for veterans to go which connect into these pathways; and that volunteers and staff who support veterans have access to training and work closely with other organisations within veterans’ mental health pathways.
Melloney Poole, Chief Executive of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust said:
“We are excited about the potential that these grants have to deliver real and lasting change. Through these grants veterans with mental health needs can have better access to effective pathways of care and support in their region; and have safe places to go to access support, reduce isolation and support positive mental health. We are keen to see how the veteran led projects within these portfolios can become embedded locally. Through working together, we anticipate that the sum of the projects within a portfolio will deliver more than the organisations working separately could ever achieve.”
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