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Charities and Veteran Support

Please see below for a range of charities relating to the care of Veterans and their families.

Our Partners - The Not Forgotten Association


The Not Forgotten Association The Not Forgotten Association is a unique national tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation for the serving wounded, injured or sick and for ex-service men and women with disabilities.

We do this through a wide and varied programme of activities including outings, concerts, holidays, events and the provision of televisions and TV licences.

Each year we help and support approximately 10,000 individuals of all ages, whenever and wherever they served.

Our events and activities are open to anyone, whether currently serving or ex-service, whose life has been affected by conflict or by subsequent injury. Many of our beneficiaries and guests have been wounded or injured since 9/11 and we are very grateful to Help for Heroes, our biggest supporter, for their ongoing help.

Individuals who may be eligible for our support should apply through one of the service benevolent charities or through their regimental/military association.


Legion Scotland is the largest ex-service membership charity in Scotland working at the heart of the veterans’ community. With nearly 170 branches, 70 clubs and over 31,000 members, Legion Scotland provides essential wellbeing and befriending services for all veterans - whether they left service yesterday or 50 years ago - as well as providing disablement pension advice, comradeship events, grants and remembrance services.

Legion Scotland is the day-to-day name for the Royal British Legion Scotland and whilst it works alongside Poppyscotland and The Royal British Legion to deliver the best for veterans it has always been a separate charity from The Royal British Legion which operates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.



The Royal British Legion specialises in visits to Commonwealth War Cemeteries and Memorials and to campaign areas world-wide. The Legion also administers the Government Grant in Aid Scheme which enables British war widows, who have not done so before, to visit their husband's grave or memorial overseas with the aid of a substantial grant.

The In From The Cold Project (IFCP) is a voluntary organisation working alongside CWGC to seek out casualties from the two world wars who were missing from the lists originally supplied to the Commission and to gather the required evidence for submission to the appropriate service authorities for acceptance as official war casualties.

Royal Navy Community is a new website designed to offer serving, reserve and retired Royal Navy personnel and their families a 'one stop' controlled access, unclassified web-based, Internal Communication resource.  It offers a large database of information from various organisations supporting the Royal Navy.

The UK National Inventory of War Memorials  is a registered charity working to compile a record of all war memorials in the UK and to promote their appreciation, use and preservation.

Wigan Borough Veterans' Council can provide practical advice and guidance for veterans of all ages, backgrounds and military services. The veterans council can signpost to a wide variety of organisations, including housing, the Service Personnel & Veterans Agency, health and social care, ex-service organisations, employment and education, social activities, church services for veterans, and veterans badges. They are also there for veterans and their dependants if they need a shoulder to lean or a listening ear.

The Not Forgotten Association is a tri-service charity which provides entertainment, leisure and recreation (including the provision of televisions and/or TV licences) for the serving wounded and the ex-service community with disabilities.

War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve war memorials across the UK. It provides grants and advice to support the custodians of the estimated 100,000 local war memorials which are outside the remit of the CWGC. The charity also runs a Learning Programme engaging young people with their war memorial heritage and has a network of adult Regional Volunteers assisting the charity.