Milton Keynes Armed Forces Covenant News and Events
There are a number of grants available:
POSITIVE PATHWAYS PROGRAMME
The Positive Pathways is an exciting new programme and is now live! Grants of £35,000 and £70,000 are available for Armed Forces charities working with members of the ex-forces community facing mental health or wellbeing challenges. They are keen to see projects by veterans, for veterans. If you have an activity based project - whether sports, arts, heritage or another outdoor activity, check the website for more information, including our programme guidance and how to apply.
VETERANS COMMUNITY CENTRES
A Veterans Community Centre is a space where veterans meet and socialise. It might be open in the evening. If you run a space like this, or know an organisation that does; then there's up to £30,000 available for projects to fix the roof, improve facilities or make it easier for veterans with disabilities to use the space. The next round closes on 3rd June!
There are two other funding programmes open for applications:
- Removing Barriers to Family Life; a funding programme for Armed Forces Families
- Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants
Veterans' Health Awareness Event
Milton Keynes Council and the MK GP Federation held their first veterans’ health awareness event at Parkside Medical Centre on Thursday 16th May. Local GP Dr Thao Nguyen (who is also a Lt Col in the Royal Army Medical Corps) delivered presentations along with Johanna Hrycak, the council's covenant officer, also a SSgt in the same corps. The event was the first in a series of planned events to raise awareness of veterans' health issues both amongst the veteran community and GP surgeries. It was attended by 25 veterans. The MKGP federation also signed the Armed Forces Covenant. Mr Andrew Harrington, CEO of the Federation said ‘“The Federation is proud to have signed this covenant. We will work with our member practices, their staff, and the wider system to ensure we do all we can to improve the health and well-being of our veterans”
Last Updated: 28 May 2019