0131 550 1561 office@veteransscotland.org.uk
Veterans Organisations

Veterans' Organisations

Scotland has over 80 Veterans’ organisations and they are supplemented by many more that operate UK-wide.

Most Veterans retain an affinity for like-minded people, so we have listed as many Regimental, Service and Campaign Associations as we can, including local branches where possible. We have also included all the service charities that might be of use to you.  Many of these are duplicated in other areas of the website for ease of access.

Veterans UK

Veterans UK is part of Defence Business Services (DBS) within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and administers the Armed Forces Pension Schemes serving around 900,000 members of the Armed Forces community. It also administers compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service and provides a package of welfare support for veterans via a national Veterans Welfare Service and veterans helpline facility.  In addition to the various services listed above, they are also the point of contact for Veterans Badges.  Anyone who wishes to apply for their veterans badge should follow the links to Veterans UK.

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On Course Foundation

Contact: Will Barker – Head of Fundraising/Scotland Office

Tel: 07856002176 Email: will.barker@oncoursefoundation.com

On Course Foundation supports the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel and veterans through confidence building golf events and opportunities for employment in the golf industry.

Golf offers active, outdoor exercise and is one of a few sports that can be played on a level playing field regardless of injury or illness.

Our confidence building programme offers expert tuition from qualified Professional Golf Association (PGA) Coaches for Service personnel and veterans of all golfing abilities. The events take place in a relaxed, comfortable environment with attendees sharing the experience and receiving peer-to-peer support from like-minded individuals.

Outpost Charity

Outpost Charity provides two key services to our Armed Forces throughout the UK with the aim of providing relief from suffering and hardship through emotional, social and practical support. This can include; support via our fast acting bridging system of support for those who find themselves in financial crisis, through the provision of necessity supplies such as food etc. for daily living whilst further support is set into place or a manageable financial balance is achieved. Secondly, the Veterans Camp which is a free, all-inclusive sporting and adventurous activity retreat for veterans who suffer from Mental Health Illness, reduced Well-Being, Physical Disabilities and/or Social Isolation. This program of support provides opportunities to gain confidence, self-esteem, self-belief and encourage and motivate towards integration and socialisation. We accept self referrals and referrals from organisations.

Telphone: 01854655314

EMail: info@outpostcharity.org

Website: outpostcharity.org

PTSD Resolution

PTSD Resolution, Charity No. 1133188, provides therapy for the mental welfare of Forces’ Veterans, Reservists and their families. Treatment is free, effective and delivered promptly through a network of 200 therapists nationwide, and now by phone and internet during the pandemic. Contact www.PTSDreslution.org.

Therapy is delivered in an average of six sessions, with 78% of cases seeing an improvement in reported symptoms to where the client and therapist agree that no further therapy is required.

The charity is one of the only organisations that provides therapy to veterans who are also suffering with addiction issues or are in prison. Services are also delivered to family members, including partners and children, who may experience the symptoms of trauma from living with a traumatised veteran.

 

www.PTSDresolution.org

 

Reading Force

Fiona Maxwell – Reading Force Ambassador (Scotland)

Tel: 07548 778 930 Email: fiona@readingforce.org.uk

10 Homersham Toad, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 3PN

Reading Force supports all families with an Armed Forces connection, including veterans, by providing them with FREE children’s books and special scrapbooks.

Chatting about books and stories and filling in the scrapbook provides bonding time for families at home together, and, using video and telephone calls, connects family members who are unable to be together and/or live far apart. This supports emotional wellbeing and creates positive shared memories.

We particularly welcome veterans to get involved and take part.

www.readingforce.org.uk

Royal Marines Charity

The Royal Marines Association offers support, stability and friendship to the entire Royal Marines Family. Our membership is made up of Royal Marine Cadets, recruits, serving and veteran Royal Marines as well as their relatives, those who have served alongside the Corps or who share our values and ethos.

Our members make the Association what it is, and it is their activity that is reflected in the way we are organised and run.

General enquiries
01392 346424

Transition (employment and education)
transition@rma-trmc.org
023 9387 4665‬

Website: The Royal Marines Association

 

Veterans Scotland

Jim Wilson – General Secretary
Tel: 0131 550 1569 Fax: 0131 557 5819 Email: gensec@veteransscotland.org.uk

New Haig House , Logie Green Road, Edinburgh EH7 4HR

Veterans Scotland’s aim is to establish cooperation and coordination between Veterans Organisations in Scotland, to act as a focal point for all matters concerning the ex-Service community within Scotland and to represent these matters to Government at all levels.

http://www.veteransscotland.co.uk/

Veterans’ Foundation

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/ .