Veterans’ Foundation supports RFEA’s Work in Scotland

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RFEA has received a generous grant of £25,000 from the Veterans’ Foundation. The funding will enable us to continue our hugely successful work to provide employment advice, guidance and mentoring to veterans in the west of Scotland through our ExForces Employment Programme.

The ExForces Programme is the only one of its kind which provides regionally based, comprehensive career advice and job opportunities to all ex-military personnel, irrespective of circumstances, rank, length of service, or reason for leaving.

Commenting on the grant, Alistair Halliday, RFEA’s chief executive, said: “We are hugely appreciative of this grant from the Veterans’ Foundation. We couldn’t help those we do without the wonderful assistance and support we receive from our key funders. Thanks to the generosity of the Foundation, we will be able to continue delivering life-changing support to many veterans who need our help.”

Major General David Shaw, founder of the Veterans’ Foundation, said: “The Veterans’ Foundation has been set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependents, who are in need.”

“The Veterans’ Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. To date, it has given £2 million out in grants to 140 organisations, many of them smaller but very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community. The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance.”

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