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.

 

 

                      

 

Scottish Veterans Fund Opens

The £200,000 Scottish Veterans Fund is now open for bids from projects that improve the lives of former service personnel. The 2021/22 fund, supported by the Scottish Government and Standard Life Aberdeen, also funds groups who help the families of veterans. This year the criteria has been extended to include projects which address the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on the veterans community.

Additional support will also be available to bidders if desired. Evaluation Support Scotland will be providing a session on defining project outcomes on Monday 12 October from 0930 to 1230. 

Additionally, the Scottish Government will be running a one hour session providing overview of the scheme, application form and hold a Q&A session the following day. If you are interested in attending one or both of these sessions, please let Ally Forrester know at Allyson.Forrester@gov.scot

 

Copies of the grant application form and application guidance document are available via the links below.  Please note these have been updated from previous years forms and guidance.

Grant application Form

Application Guidance Document

 

 

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