Charities & Funding

The British Legion


The British Legion’s Employment Support Grant Scheme can provide funding towards training and skill development. The grant is available to both ex-Service people and their dependants. It is designed to assist the unemployed or under-employed when other organisations or schemes cannot help.



Contact number: 0800 169 4073


Poppy Scotland


Poppy Scotland may be able to provide is funding for individuals through our Employment Support Grant scheme, to enable them to attend the course that you offer.  A grant of up to £2,000 is available to undertake vocational training that has a strong likelihood of leading to sustainable employment. Applications can be made online or you can call 0800 169 4073 for an application pack.



Contact number: 0131 550 1568

Email: [email protected]


The Soldiers’ Charity


ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army, offering a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families when in need. Their priorities are to help individuals by making grants to them through the Regimental and Corps Associations, and to support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world.


Subject to need they can provide grants towards further training and development. This can include help to provide equipment, courses and travel costs for those discharged from the Army on medical grounds and now looking for a new career path.



Contact number: 020 7901 8900



Help Our Wounded


Help Our Wounded Royal Marines and Supporting Arms is a UK based charity, involved in the assistance of wounded Royal Marines and members of their Supporting Arms (any member of the Armed Forces who has assisted the Royal Marines during operations).


They provide long term financial help, finding physical training, emotional support and assistance in seeking suitable alternative employment given the severity of some disabilities, allowing Royal Marines and Supporting Arms to continue with their lives.



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