7 continuation grants worth £1,101,308 have been awarded to some of the existing grant holders that are supporting former service personnel with needs that can be complex. 14 grants totalling £4.6M were awarded in 2015 as three year grants to support projects with former service personnel with the aim of reducing reoffending.
Projects have had success in reaching veterans who are currently offending or who are at risk of offending. The continuation grants will help some of these projects to develop further work to encourage the lasting sustainability of projects that offer good support to former service personnel who are in the criminal justice system and to encourage collaboration and effective cross sector working that reduces duplication and provides the best possible pathways for veterans. This programme will be evaluated by RAND Europe.