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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

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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.



 

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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.

The Scottish Poppy Appeal or The Earl Haig Fund Scotland

The National Ex-Prisoners of War Association

AJEX - The Association of Jewish Ex-servicemen and women.

Veterans Agency is the single point of contact within the Ministry of Defence for providing information, help and advice on issues of concern to veterans and their families via its Free Helpline

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.

War Memorials Trust works for the protection and conservation of war memorials in the UK. They provide advice and information as well as running grant schemes for the repair and conservation of war memorials.

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.

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