Grants up for grabs

THE Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced the latest batch of awards under its local grants programme. A total of more than £500,000, comprising grants of up to £20,000, has been allocated to projec...

The value of volunteering

Living overseas can mean not having access to employment opportunities. However, volunteering can be hugely beneficial for both you and your community. It can help you find friends, connect with others, learn n...

Apply now for Big Salute funds

THE BFBS Big Salute fundraising campaign is inviting forces charities to apply for project-based grants. Nicky Ness, director of forces broadcasting and entertainment, said: “We are keen to hear from armed f...

From Chelsea to Normandy

D-DAY Revisited, one of the latest organisations to receive funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme, is using its funding to create a national tribute and legacy to the veterans of Normand...

Ready for a break?

THIS October, come and join the SSAFA family for a fun-filled break open exclusively to military families with children who have additional needs and disabilities – and siblings are welcome too. The Family ...

Gunner lottery gets go-ahead

THE Royal Artillery Charities, responsible for the network that supports Gunners and their families throughout their lives, has launched The Gunner Lottery. Open to the general public and offering a £25,000...

Fly the flag for forces veterans

THE man known as the sewing soldier from the BBC’s Great British Sewing Bee, is calling on your help in his mission to assist homeless veterans. Colonel Neil Stace is spearheading Flags of Thanks – a nation...

Wives summit world’s highest volcano

AN INTREPID group of military wives have successfully climbed the highest volcano in the world, Chile's 6,893m Ojos del Salado. Members of the Forces Wives Challenge (FWC), which was featured in Spring's Arm...

‘Don’t panic over primary places’

Today (Tuesday 16th April) sees the announcement of the primary school places for September 2019. Hopefully you will be thrilled at your offer – but what do you do if that is not the case? We caught up with Sop...

SEND support for families

Moving back to the UK from your overseas posting can mean mixed emotions. However, when you have children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) this can leave you with additional worries and an...