The Church Homeless Trust received funding for a veterans’ artisan bakery

The latest round of the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme has seen more than half a million pounds awarded to worthy projects across the UK.

We’re delighted to have supported more than 30 groups to carry out much-needed projects including the development of a garden of reflection, support and activities for veterans who’ve been arrested or are at risk of arrest, outdoor gym equipment for isolated Service communities and funding for a youth mental health first aid course.

Over £100,000 was awarded to projects in the Devolved Regions of Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in this round.

The Church Homeless Trust received £19,622 to develop a veterans’ artisan bakery – involving veterans affected by homelessness, and their families, to engage in therapeutic baking, cooking and gardening activities.

A full list of awards made is available here.

The final round of this programme closed on 29 November. If you’ve applied to that round, you’ll receive your decision in February 2020.

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