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We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded a grant of £24,000 by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

The money comes via the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) and the Ministry of Defence and is aimed at supporting serving personnel, veterans and their families during the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief Executive Officer, Danny Greeno said the funding was ‘vital’ to ensure they could continue to support veterans and their families, but was also recognition for the work of the charity.

"The Coronavirus pandemic has forced the loss of all of our public fundraising opportunities but thanks to great support including this grant, we are able to meet the huge rise in demand from Veterans who sadly find themselves in hardship. 

We have seen a huge rise in support requests and referrals from other organisations and have delivered rapid support to almost 400 Veterans already this year.

“Support like that of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is therefore extremely important to us and will have a terrific impact on the work we do.”

North Devon MP, Selaine Saxby said: “I am delighted The Veteran’s Charity has been awarded this extra support from the Government. It is a testament to the important work they do to support ex-servicemen and women in North Devon and beyond.

As the self-styled, ‘rapid reaction force of military charities’ the charity has been a lifeline for many during this pandemic, providing everything from collecting and delivering shopping to smart meter top ups to support those who are in isolation or are facing hardship.

This funding will go a long way and shows the Government’s commitment to supporting veterans and our world-class service personnel.”

We have already began putting the grant funding to good use and have supported 24 Veterans since receiving the funding just 10 days ago. The grant is being used to provide vital provisions for those experiencing hardship and difficulties caused by the impact of Coronavirus. 

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