Welcome

We recognise that for many Veterans and their families, aspects of life after leaving the Services can be challenging.  With over 50 Veterans’ organisations in Scotland alone, we understand that it can be frustrating to find just the right person to help with a problem.  

For those who work in Veterans support organisations, please check out the Resources tab; there may be something useful for you there and because we are not perfect, there may be some resources and organisations that we have missed. 

Because when Veterans work together, they make life better for Veterans.

 



Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust makes grants to support the Armed Forces Community. We manage the grant programmes funded by the Covenant Fund. We also run wider funding programmes that support the Armed Forces Community.

Fund out more about potential funding: Click Here

Fund for Veterans’ Community Centres Launched

Grants of up to £30,000 are available. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects.

The Veterans’ Community Centres Programme is a specialist pot of funding. Applicants must be Armed Forces charities with an existing building that requires refurbishment. Read More

 

 

Strategy for our veterans

The strategy sets out our principles and aims to continue to empower and support veterans.

A copy of the stratery is available via the link here

 

Strategy for our veterans:

UK government consultation paper

On 14 November, the UK wide Strategy for our Veterans was published. The strategy set the principles and aims needed to continue to meet the needs of older veterans as well as the wider Veteran community over the next ten years, and set the right conditions for society to empower, and support, them for the next 100 years....

Read more 
 
Seeking views on how the Strategy for our Veterans could be implemented across the UK except for devolved matters in Scotland and Wales.

 

 

 
Veterans Scotland is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in Scotland, SC239808. Registered as a Charity in Scotland, Scottish Charity Number. SC033880.  Veterans Scotland is also an Executive member of The Confederation of Service Charities (Cobseo).    
         
Funded and supported by the Veterans Scotland Membership Organisations.

 

Information, Advice and Guidance

If you are looking for information, advice or guidance on a range of subjects, click on the relevant link below for information on organisations that will be able to assist you further.

Comradeship & Remembrance

Health and Wellbeing

Housing

Support & Employment

Veterans-Assist Scotland

The Veterans-Assist website has been set up to put in one place most of the resources you might need, whether it is finding the right school or college for you or your kids; options for somewhere to live; getting access to a War Disablement pension; or finding a route into employment.  You will find some topics duplicated under more than one heading; this is for ease of access and to make it more likely that you will find what you need.  If you are looking for information about services or support organisations you may be able to find what you need here.

Events and Activities

We are aware of a number of events and activities that are being provided for the wider veterans community.  If you want to find out more click the link below:

News & Updates

Veterans Scotland Newsletter

Read the latest issue of the VS Newsletter and Past issues  here

Find out what is going on in the wider veterans community.  

FiMT - Reports

The Forces in Mind Trust have published a number of reports in relation to the wider veterans community copies of these reports are available here>>

Annual Report and Accounts

A copy of the Veterans Scotland Annual Report and Accounts as at 31 March 2018 is available via the link here

The Veterans' Foundation Grant Applications

Trustees of the Veterans Foundation allocate grants every three or four months.  They welcome applications from Armed Forces charities and other organisations carrying out charitable work for serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces, qualifying merchant seamen, and their dependants, who are in need. Deadlines for applications are the end of December, March, May and September each year. Further details can be found on the website www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/grant-application/ .