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.

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.

 

Positive Futures: Getting Transition Right in Scotland

 

The ‘Positive Futures’ paper develops the thinking and takes account of ‘big picture’ developments since the 2015 ‘Transition in Scotland‘ report was prepared by my predecessor, Eric Fraser.  As well as economic and demographic change, and changes afoot in our Armed Forces, it takes account of the vision and 2028 outcomes set out in the first ever UK-wide, long-term Strategy for our Veterans and initial findings from the public consultation on the Strategy.


You can view the Positive Futures paper here.


If you would like to print a copy of the paper, you can do so here.


This initial paper sets the scene for a series of short papers on different aspects of transition, which will contain specific recommendations for Government, the first of which, looking at employment, skills and learning is planned for next spring.

We’ll also be sharing the experiences of some of the Service leavers we’ve spoken with, including their journeys, how they found the process, and the support they accessed. You can read these here.


 

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

 

Latest News and Blog from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust

https://www.covenantfund.org.uk/blog/

 

 

 
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

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 2019 is available via the link here

Information Booklet