The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced an additional £10m for the support of projects for veterans…

The Chancellor announced in the Spring Budget that the Government will provide an extra £10 million in 2020-21 to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, to support veterans by providing funding for projects that support their mental health and wellbeing.

The Trust will announce more information regarding how this funding will be made available in due course.

The Trust currently runs the £10m Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, which was announced by the previous Chancellor in 2019 and which has made awards to projects providing activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-Forces.

Melloney Poole, Chief Executive of the Trust, said: “We are pleased and privileged to be able to offer funding to valuable projects that make a real difference to the mental health and wellbeing of veterans and we look forward to opening this new programme for funding applications later this year.”

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