New Armed Forces Project

New Armed Forces Project

Accrington Stanley Community Trust Awarded £100,000 from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Accrington Stanley Community Trust are delighted to have been awarded £100,000 funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces programme.

The funding will be used to deliver the Armed Forces project in Hyndburn, based at the £3.5m Stanley Sports Hub.

A new 3-year funded Veterans Support Hub project will provide regular access to sport and physical activity alongside social activities as with our existing veterans support programme, however we will then work with each individual beneficiary to develop a personalised support programme which will see us put in place strategies to help that person to deal with their own issues with addiction, whether that be from substances, alcohol or gambling or a combination of all 3.

We will work with each individual to co-develop an approach which works, which combines mental health and wellbeing support, employability help, resilience and coping strategies, the development of peer support networks and the opportunity to take part in positive family-friendly activities.

Martin Fearon, CEO of Accrington Stanley Community Trust said: ‘’we’re extremely proud to be delivering this vital project in our community and would like to thank the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust for their fantastic support. The 3-year Veterans Support Hub provides longevity to the project which can then be embedded into our work over the long term.’’

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awards grants that support the Armed Forces community.

They’re both a charity and a Non-Departmental Public Body, or NDPB. They deliver high impact programmes, including administration of the £10 million Armed Forces Covenant Fund, each year.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has four broad funding themes now and in future years.

  1. Non-core healthcare services for veterans.
  2. Removing barriers to family life.
  3. Extra support, both in and after Service, for those that need help.
  4. Measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the Armed Forces community to participate as citizens.

They also work with HM Government to run other funding programmes that have a positive impact on Armed Forces communities.

If you would like more information on our Armed Forces programmes, please contact or call us on 01254 475013

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