Veterans Scotland wish to congratulate all those organisations that have been successful in being awarded grants from this year’s Scottish Veterans Fund. The Scottish Veterans Fund is funded jointly by the Scottish Government and Standard Life Aberdeen.
Established in 2008, the Scottish Veterans Fund (SVF) has allocated over £1.4 million of funding to more than 150 projects.
The purpose of the fund is to support veterans and their families to achieve a successful transition to civilian life and is aimed especially at projects that are attempting to deliver a new or innovative approach to veterans’ issues.
In 2017 the Scottish Government partnered with Standard Life Aberdeen to commit £600,000 over three years to supporting veterans’ organisations in Scotland through the SVF.
After consideration by an expert panel led by the Scottish Veterans Commissioner the Scottish Government and Standard Life Aberdeen have today announced that grant funding of £100,000 has been allocated to 7 new projects across Scotland to combat loneliness and social isolation, support improved employment outcomes and provide wider support in 2019/20.
6 projects which continue from last year will also be given £100,000 in 2019/20.