The Help for Heroes Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) is our way of getting swift financial support to those with life-changing injuries and illnesses, whilst simultaneously assisting their families. The QRF can essentially be used for anything that alleviates the distress caused by injury or illness.
The QRF is delivered directly by us, or administered for us through the Services' own charities, and aims to provide support within 72 hours in urgent cases.
In April 2014, the Quick Reaction Fund awarded a total of £96,417 helping 63 individuals. Below are some examples of inividuals who benefitted from our Quick Reaction Fund in April:
- Mike served six years in the Army during which time he toured Afghanistan, before being medically discharged. Suffering from a number of mental health conditions that were service attributable, Mike has struggled to meet daily living costs, despite finding employment since being discharged. He recently received a repair bill for his car of over £1,500. Already working hard to pay off debt, Help for Heroes provided a grant of £1,000 towards his car repairs in order to ensure he was able to continue to use the vehicle to drive to both the jobs he had secured.
- Callum served eight years in the armed forces before being medically discharged with PTSD as a result of tours to Afghanistan. Upon discharge from the army, Callum has enrolled in a specialist training course at a College in order to build a future career that will help him to support his two young children. Help for Heroes provided Callum with a grant of £750 to purchase the tools that he required in support of his course and future employment.
- Russell was a Sergeant who served over 27 years in the armed forces before being medically discharged with injuries that have left him with severely limited mobility and heavily reliant on his very supportive family for support. Russell has found enjoyment taking part in sporting activities since his discharge where his participation is not hindered by his disability. Due to Russell’s injuries, canoeing represents one of the few activities he is able to do with his son. In order to support Russell, Help for Heroes provided a grant of £2,600.99 to purchase a canoe that would enable him to go out canoeing with his son.
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