Tackling loneliness and isolation through singing

Earlier this year the Military Wives Choirs were the recipient of a grant awarded to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) to help alleviate loneliness ...

Helping to remove barriers

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) and the Directory of Social Change have published an evaluation report exploring the impact of just under £11.5m of grant funds that the Trust has awarded throug...

Coworking goes online

The Military Coworking Network’s hubs are bringing people together to work and study all over the UK and overseas. But if lockdown continues, or if there isn’t a hub near you, there are still many benefits of b...

Recharge your batteries

If you’re looking for a bit of R&R after months of lockdown restrictions but don’t want to head abroad, why not take advantage of the facilities the Services Cotswold Centre has to offer? The tri-service...

Irish innovations

From sustainable projects to a skate park – wheels are rolling on Aldergrove adaptations. It's an exciting time at Aldergrove in Northern Ireland with some major developments planned for two sites where old qu...

Above and beyond

Welfare officers go the proverbial extra mile to keep forces families smiling... Rebasing is hard on families and units alike without the added complexity of a pandemic. Carole Rudd, AFF Manager England, visit...

The Paperchains Project

The idea for Paperchains came from author A.G. Smith, whose ground-breaking work in prisons has been highlighted by Channel 4’s Secret Millionaire and BBC Radio 4’s PM. It was created following the Prime Minist...

New funding for forces communities

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced new funding programmes designed to support veterans, forces families and serving personnel recover from some of the wider impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Co...

Sign up to sing

With 72 choirs and nearly 2,000 members in British military bases across the UK and overseas, the Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings women in the military community closer together and empowers them...

Combating isolation

Last year, SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity was awarded a grant to help alleviate loneliness and isolation amongst the forces community during the pandemic. Part of this grant was dedicated to SSAFA’s Forceslin...