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Veterans: Government Assistance

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN 184578, tabled on 20 April 2021

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what Government support is available to assist local authorities and veterans groups to create Veterans Hubs providing a wide range of services to ex-forces personnel.

Answered on

27 April 2021

Veterans have access to wide ranging support, wherever they live in the UK. In addition to the large number of national initiatives delivered by this Government in support of the Veterans’ Strategy, we recognise the hugely important role that charities and local communities play, through initiatives such as Armed Forces and veterans’ hubs.

The Government supports these projects through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, which distributes funds of £10M per annum for projects that support the Armed Forces community, including veterans. This year, the Government has provided an additional £10M to the Trust to deliver projects supporting veterans’ mental health needs. While eligibility varies depending on the programme, funding is often available to both Local Authorities and charitable organisations.

Answered by

Cabinet Office