Following the success of RugbyAid we are delighted to announce that we have made grants to our Charity Partners totalling £70,000
Chairman of Trustees Tim Allen says ‘RugbyAid was a great success and huge fun but the best part is being able to give real practical help to those who need it – working with these Charities and through our Transition Course and grants we support our former Services men and women as they return to civilian life.’
Veterans Aid 25k
Veterans Aid is a charity that operates by addressing an individual’s most immediate needs as rapidly as possible. It understands that ‘big picture’ problems like homelessness or addiction don’t happen overnight or as a result of military service; they are the consequence of incremental misfortunes that chip away at confidence, self-esteem and ability to cope with life’s everyday pressures.
Their staff provide a persistent, openly-caring and non-judgemental approach to all Veterans in crisis, which leads to substantial improvement in their well-being and contribute to their return to society.
They help to generate a mutually supportive, safe and empathetic network of friends and members of staff.They provide dedicated caseworkers to explore basic details of Veterans’ problems and help Veterans to get back to the point where they can sustain independent lifestyles.
On Course Foundation 20k
On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans through golf.
Their mission is to build confidence and self-belief in their Members through golf skills and employment events, and set them on the path to meaningful employment opportunities in the golf industry.
As a sport, golf offers a unique platform where players of all skills and backgrounds can compete healthily, improving not only their physical but mental strength too. With many lacking self- belief, it’s their aim to help Members realise their potential and set them on a fulfilling career path.
They use strong relationships with Defence Recovery Capability and the Personnel Recovery Units (PRUs) around the UK to reach Service personnel and help them.
They are committed to helping veterans as well, who suffer from physical and mental injuries. No matter when an injury took place, everyone is welcome to attend one of their events, Introductory Golf Events are held at golf clubs close to each PRU. These aim to introduce potential new members to golf and encourage them to attend Golf Skills & Employment Events.
Golf Skills & Employment Events allow attendees to fully explore how golf can help them on the road to recovery, and how the industry can provide employment.
Members receive not only comprehensive golf tuition from training professionals, but career advice and guidance from industry professionals in golf course management, greenkeeping and marketing to name but a few.
The aim is to offer work experience placements to members, leading to employment. Employment is key to building self-esteem and confidence in our members and supporting their goal of getting back on course.
Hire a Hero 15k
Hire a Hero supports Service Leavers and Veterans to make the successful transition into civilian life by trained Hire a Hero staff, mentors and volunteers working with Service Leavers and Veterans to help them make the right choices through the transition period.
They offer support such as Career coaching and access to job specific training.
Their Mentors will support Service leavers to find the help they can need with housing and welfare problems.
Future for Heroes 10k
Future for Heroes, originally called Remount, recognises that some armed forces personnel leaving the military need help in making the physical and emotional adjustments necessary to successfully reintegrate into civilian life.
They provide free residential courses where individuals are encouraged to reflect and learn from their past, realise their current circumstances and begin to plan for their future.
The object of the charity is to develop the ability of both serving and retired members of the armed forces, as well as their spouses/partners, to manage the dramatic change in cultures when resuming civilian life. The individuals, from across all ranks of the 3 services, are better able to identify and meet their post-military needs and so can participate fully in society.
Whilst delegates include all military leavers irrespective of their individual situations, a number who attend are referred to Future for Heroes from organisations that support the more vulnerable, those for whom falling into unemployment, offending and destructive behaviour is a real risk. Whatever personal circumstances are, all leave Future for Heroes having benefited from attending.