RFEA – the Forces Employment Charity – has received two generous grants from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, totalling almost £400,000, which will enable RFEA to continue its hugely successful work to provide employment advice, guidance and mentoring to veterans through its Ex Forces and Bridging the Gap programmes….

The Ex Forces 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.

Bridging the Gap provides specialist vocational support to ex Forces who face problems in their lives that make it harder to get and keep a job and who are no longer eligible for CTP resettlement support.

Commenting on the grants, Alistair Halliday, RFEA’s chief executive, said: “We are hugely appreciative of these substantial grants from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. 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 Soldiers’ Charity we will be able to continue delivering life-changing support to many soldiers and veterans who need our help.”

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity added: “Offering our veterans advice and support to get back into employment after their time in the Army is crucial to their wellbeing and to securing their future. RFEA has provided their vital services for many years and they thoroughly deserve the grant we have awarded, which will help them care for our veterans for the long-haul.”