Welcome

We are Veterans.  We recognise that for many Veterans and their families, aspects of life after leaving the Services can be challenging.  With over 50 Veterans’ organisations in Scotland alone, we understand that it can be frustrating to find just the right person to help with a problem.  We also know that whether you have been “in” for 3 years or 30 years, or “out” for 6 weeks or 6 years, problems will arise and that you could use some help.

For those who work in Veterans support organisations, please check out the Resources tab; there may be something useful for you there and because we are not perfect, there may be some resources and organisations that we have missed. 

So if you know of some, please let us know through the Contacts tab so we can share it.  Because when Veterans work together, they make life better for Veterans.

 

Our Mission

Is to enhance the welfare of the veteran’s community in Scotland, by acting as the prime vehicle for joint working between its member charities; for the dissemination of information to its members and the coordination of joint approaches to UK; Scottish Government; Local Authorities and other organisations whose business is of benefit to veterans.

 

 

 

Scottish Veterans Fund Applications

 Applications are invited for funding from The Scottish Veterans Fund for the year commencing 1 April 2015. As has been the case in previous years we are now accepting bids for suitable projects in accordance with certain criteria. The Scottish Government is keen to fund as wide a range of projects as possible from across Scotland. Bids for funding of up to £10,000 will be considered.

 

An updated copy of the application form and criteria are available by clicking the following links: 

 

To download a PDF Copy of the Application Form please click here or for an MS word copy of the Application Form please click here

 

To download a copy of the Application Criteria click here.

 

The closing date for applications for 2015/16 projects is Monday 1st December 2014. Completed forms – which must be signed - should be sent to the address below.

 

Scottish Veterans Fund 2015

 c/o Veterans Scotland

 New Haig House

 Logie Green Road

 Edinburgh

 EH7 4HR

 PDF Copies may be submitted by e-mail to:   office@veteransscotland.org.uk

 

Further information, assistance and guidance on a range of subjects affecting the veterans community is available on the Veterans Assist Scotland site. 

 

Veterans Scotland is a member of The Confederation of British Service and ex-Service Organisations (COBSEO).

Funded and supported by the Membership Organisations and Scottish Government.

 

Veterans Scotland is a Company Limited by Guarantee, registered in Scotland, SC239808.  Registered as a Charity in Scotland, Scottish Charity Number. SC033880.
Information, Advice and Guidance

If you are looking for information, advice or guidance on a range of subjects, click on the relevant link below for information on organisations that will be able to assist you further.

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Information and Events

New research reveals needs of UK's ex-Service community

The Royal British Legion today released findings from the most comprehensive survey into the needs of the ex-Service community that has been undertaken in ten years. As it released the results the charity urged the British public not to forget the ongoing needs of veterans and their families after the Remembrance period.  

For further information and to view the full report Click here. 

 

Congratulations to the Forces Pension Society

Veterans Scotland would like to congratulate the Forces Pension Society, on their successful lobbying over many years.  The Government's announcement at the weekend that it had agreed to meet all the objectives of our Justice for Widows Campaign and would from 1 April next year harmonise the rules on remarriage for all Forces widows so that they would no longer be forced to surrender their pensions should they find a partner.  Attached is a copy of the e Newsletter which has been issued in conection with the recent JUSTICE FOR WIDOWS - A SOLUTION.

Click here to veiw.

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Veterans Scotland Housing Application

To register for the Veterans Scotland Common Housing Register, please click the link below:

Application and Registration Area

 

 

 Housing Matters

You may also be interesed in the latest Housing Matters Publication which may be of help to a number of people.  Click here to view the latest issue.