MK Armed Forces Latest News and Grant Information


The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Run is coming to Milton Keynes!

Choose to run, jog or walk 5km on Saturday 23 October at Willen Lake – the event is open to all ages and abilities, including four legged friends. Entry cost is £15 for adults and under 18 are free.  Your fundraising helps to continue supporting serving and ex-serving officers as well as their families.  For further details and to sign up please see this event poster. (PDF, 427KB)

Mental health partnership for local veterans

Veterans in Bedfordshire, Luton, and Milton Keynes (BLMK) that are struggling with their mental health are being reminded they can use their local dedicated service to seek help.  BLMK is working in partnership with Op COURAGE: The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Service (PDF, 193KB) to support local veterans in the area.  Contact your local Op COURAGE team by calling 0300 323 0137 or by email.

Funding overview session

11th Infantry and South East Headquarters would like to invite you to an informal funding overview session, 6 October 2021 10.30-11.30 with presentations on the:

Join them and learn more about these 2 funding streams, by booking a ticket via Eventbrite.

MK Council Supports New Local Charity To Help Armed Forces Communities

Veterans Community Network logo
Veterans Community Network logo

In the same year that Milton Keynes Council received the Gold award in the Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Recognition Scheme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awarded the Council and Veterans Community Network (VCN) a grant of £20,000 to help provide support to local Armed Forces communities who are experiencing difficulties.

After a competitive bidding process, the partnership between Milton Keynes Council (MKC) and VCN saw MKC as one of a handful of local authorities to receive the grant. The Forces for Change grant will enable VCN to recruit a part-time member of staff.

Veteran friendly accredited GP practices

To date we have trained 32 GPs, 12 GP practices have joined the accreditation scheme and 35 GP administration staff have been trained as mentors to help those in need.  Accredited GP practices and where to find them.

Force for Change programme - this new local grant awards one-year grants of up to £20,000 for projects that seek to promote social inclusion and support Forces communities to be less isolated.  This local grant has the aim of tackling the impact of Covid-19 and helping Forces communities and supporting volunteers with local projects.

NFF Newsletter September 2021

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - find out more about available grant funding and schemes.

Veteran Recognition Cards a recognition card to help armed forces veterans gain access to specialist support and services.

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Last Updated: 28 September 2021