Veterans Fund offering up to £50k of backing for support projects
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PROJECTS which aim to improve the lives of military veterans are being invited to apply for up to £50,000-worth of funding.
This year’s Scottish Veterans Fund (SVF), which is supported by the Scottish Government, is now open for bids from projects that improve the lives of former service personnel or their families. The funding pot for this year has been increased to £500,000 and individual projects can bid up to a limit of £50,000 per year.
The fund is particularly looking to support bids which promote collaboration and partnership from amongst and outwith the veterans charitable sector, as well as bids which include support to early service leavers.
Since the fund’s inception in 2008 more than 180 projects have been supported receiving more than £1.7 million.
The SVF is administered in collaboration with Veterans Scotland who handle receipt of applications and distribution of funds. Decisions on which bids receive funding from the SVF are made by Scottish Ministers, based on assessments and recommendations made by the SVF Independent Panel, which is selected and chaired by the Scottish Veterans Commissioner.
The deadline is November 12 – visit http://www.veteransscotland.co.uk for more information and to apply.