Help for Heroes strives to achieve the best for the men and women of Great Britain’s Armed Forces, both serving and veteran. We are proud to work with other Service charities to make sure that the wounded, injured and sick get the support they deserve. Here is how Help for Heroes' grants have improved the support available to individuals.
The On Course Foundation
The On Course Foundation (OCF) is the only Services golf charity. It provides long-term benefits for wounded troops and veterans using the medium of golf. OCF provides monthly, nationwide familiarisation, skills and employment training events for its members. The Foundation then offers practical training through work experience placements for those who wish to pursue a career in the golf industry. The progressive structured OCF programme builds personal esteem and self-confidence, and, on completion (with OCF’s on-going support), members have the skills, knowledge and confidence to find long-term employment.
After seeing the fantastic results being achieved by the OCF, Help for Heroes (H4H) provided a grant of £50k to further their work. Founder and Chairman of the OCF, John Simpson had this to say regarding the H4H grant:
'The On Course Foundation has harnessed the generous funding from Help for Heroes to support our training events, where the attending injured members receive golf skills tuition from accredited teaching professionals and also receive career advice and presentations from various sectors of the golf industry. The eventual aim of these events is to provide employment within the golf industry for our injured members, and we are very grateful to Help for Heroes for helping us achieve this.'