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Council Tax, utility bills, groceries and rent; these are just some of the financial commitments that many Veterans face for the first time when they leave the Services. Because bills have previously been deducted from pay at source, it can be a challenge to budget for them, yet failing to do so can bring long-lasting negative consequences.
In this section we provide direction to credit unions, which can offer a wide range of affordable financial services, and to debt advice and support organisations that can give advice to avoid and, if necessary, recover from debt.
Some useful websites include:
The law about debt is different depending on whether you live in England and Wales or Scotland. If you live in Scotland, make sure you are in our Scottish site so you get the right advice.
Welcome to Scotland’s Financial Health Service website (SFHS). This Scottish Government website is the place to come if you have financial concerns or are just seeking useful, free and impartial advice which you can trust.
A number of veterans are unaware of the various benefits and other support that they may be eligible for and as such the link below will offer advice and guidance.
You may be missing out on financial help that you are entitled to through welfare benefits. The entitled to calculator can help you check what you might be able to claim.
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We want to work in partnership with our stakeholders. This is where you can find resources for you to help us promote the benefits we deliver. If you would like to request any hard copies of our resources please complete the Marketing Materials request form below.
You can get help paying for qualifications whether you:
Trustees of the Veterans Foundation allocate grants every three or four months. They welcome applications from Armed Forces charities and other organisations carrying out charitable work for serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces, qualifying merchant seamen, and their dependants, who are in need. Deadlines for applications are the end of December, March, May and September each year. Further details can be found on the website www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/grant-application/ .
Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using online websites. From small grants to funding for big capital projects, using these tools you can track down various sources of funding you need to make a difference in your community. We have listed several of these organisation that you may wish to engage with regarding future funding of your projects.
Join over 3,000 subscribers to the best-selling funding websites for charities, containing more sources, commentary and funding analysis than anywhere else.
Are you a veteran? Have you seen active service within the last 4 years? Did you travel home whilst you were posted?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to all of these questions, you could well be entitled to reclaim £1000s back in tax relating to your travel whilst you were serving. And we bet that no one even told you!?
RIFT Social Enterprise is a not-for-profit organisation supporting ’hard to reach’ individuals reclaim tax that they have overpaid, support them with getting their tax affairs in order and providing specialised training and on-going support with becoming self-employed. It was established in January 2018, originally focusing on supporting people within the criminal justice sector, however it has recently branched out and now supports anyone who is classed as ‘hard to reach’ under the following criteria:
Tel: 01236 870022
Glasgow G69 0EN
The advice and information provided by the bureau is highly regarded with decades of experience in delivering a free, independent, confidential and impartial advice and information services to the general public. They provide advice through face-to-face, telephone and email services, and online via our self- help advice on www.citizensadvice.org.uk .
The Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) provides dedicated information, advice and support to members of the Armed Forces Community in Scotland.
The service is provided by the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau Service, and the funding group is led by Poppyscotland. We work closely with many organisations, both Service related and others, to provide support to the people who contact us.
We provide free, confidential, impartial information, advice and support to people who:
Our advice covers a range of areas, including benefits, debt, employment, relationships and housing.
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