The Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18 "UPDATED CLOSING DATE"

We would like to confirm that the CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS to the Scottish Veterans Fund 2017-18 has been extend until 2pm on Friday the 27th January 2017.  Scottish Government and the Chair of the panel has agreed to extend the closing date for applications until 27 January  in order to maximise the opportunity for interested parties to submit an application to the Scottish Veterans Fund. 

Colonel Martin Gibson, Executive Chairman of Veterans Scotland, said: “ We welcome the continued support to ex-Service charities and other organisations from the Scottish Veterans Fund and we recognise the benefits that such grants can bring for individuals. The potential to have funding over a two to three year period means that a number of initiatives will be able to become well established and make a real difference to those, comparatively few, veterans who really need support.

I anticipate many Service leavers finding meaningful and worthwhile employment as a result of the short to medium term initiatives that will come about as a result of this funding. In turn, they will bring their considerable skills and attributes into the work place in Scotland. We are grateful to the Scottish Government and to Standard Life for their generous contribution.”

Fund now open for applications.

A fund that helps a wide range of projects to support veterans is now open for applications.

The Scottish Veterans Fund Veterans will support Veterans and ex-service charities with £600,000 of funding over the next three years, including a three-year £240,000 contribution from Standard Life to support veterans employment.

The fund will continue to help one-year projects, but for the first time applicants will now also be able to bid for 2 or 3 year funding to enable more strategic projects to come forward. 

You can download the 2017-18 Application Criteria here >>

The 2017-18 Application form is also available to download herre >>>


Applying to the Covenant Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Covenant Fund. The funding priorities for April 2017 to March 2018 are as follows:

  • families in stress
  • strengthening local government delivery of the covenant
  • Armed Forces Covenant: local grants
  • a single grant to produce a map of need for the Covenant Fund
  • a single grant to produce an outcomes framework for the Covenant Fund

The time scales for each of these priorities are listed in the link below.