Help for Heroes grants over £2.6m to smaller charities

Wednesday 27 January 2016

It has been a busy start to the financial year for the Help for Heroes Grants team with over £2.6 million awarded to support the valuable work of 14 organisations supporting our heroes.

These included:

  • Horseback UK – £150k  for continuation of running cost support
  • RFEA – £84k to continue providing specialist career support to beneficiaries at the Tedworth House and Phoenix House Recovery Centres in Tidworth and Catterick
  • Adventure Quest UK – £78k to continue providing a specialist mountain leadership training utilising the mountain environments, primarily for those struggling with mental health
  • Winston’s Wish – £95k to continue to support a specialist national military bereavement support programme
  • UDR & Irish Welfare Officer – £50k for two years to support outreach work in Northern Ireland
  • Haig Housing – up to £500k to continue to support the Shared Ownership Scheme for house purchases for very severely injured beneficiaries
  • World Wide Volunteering – £100k renewal of grant to support our wounded, injured and sick through volunteering
  • Mission Motorsport – £876k ongoing grant funding is enabling individuals to take part in a motorsport programme
  • The Prince’s Trust – £495k to fund individuals to take part in personal development courses with The Trust
  • Turn to Starboard – up to £50k to provide individual support to veterans and their families taking part in its RYA courses
  • NGVFA – up to £20k to support their annual family respite breaks
  • Alabare – up to £75k used to provide accommodation, support and practical help for homeless Veterans
  • Row 2 Recovery – £25k to support the all wounded team as they tackle the extraordinary challenge of rowing the Atlantic
  • Finchale College – up to £75K to support the economic and social inclusion of veterans through training at the College

These grants build on Help for Heroes’ ongoing commitment to working in partnership with specialist organisations that are providing valuable support to our wounded, injured and sick and their families.

Linda Walton, Head of Grants Help for Heroes says; “We are passionate about working together with other organisations to avoid duplication, reduce administration and to ensure our wounded, injured and sick get the very best support to rebuild their lives.”

Since Help for Heroes was founded in October 2007, we have awarded £43,000,000 to support the work of over 60 other charities and organisations.

Read more about our grant giving work to other organisations.

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