We are delighted to announce a grant of £300,000 to support wounded, injured and sick Veterans and Service Personnel taking part in the Invictus UK trials in Sheffield this July.
Supporting mental health and wellbeing
The funding, awarded from the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, will go towards helping those who use sport as part of their recovery. This unique event will see almost 400 wounded, injured and sick Veterans and Service Personnel take part in up to nine adaptive sports over five days.
Those competing in the trials can then put themselves forward for consideration to become part of Team UK for the Invictus Games at the Hague in 2020.
But the trials are not just about sports, with numerous other events taking place over the week including a performance of Soldier On, a photography exhibition, a jobs fair and an opening concert. These activities will showcase the holistic approach to recovery some of those living with complex injuries and illnesses take.
Positive Pathways Programme
Opportunities for Veterans to access a wide range of activities that can aid their recovery is vital. With the launch of our Positive Pathways Programme – part of the wider Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing pot, these opportunities to get out and active as part of a worthwhile project will increase.
Grants of up to £70,000 are available through the Programme for activity-based projects. Find out more about the Positive Pathways Programme here.