- Joining Forces for Families – run by Citizens Advice Hart, Rushmoor and Portsmouth - provides specially trained assessors to support serving personnel and their families in dealing with a variety of issues.
- Fun Fitness at Rowner - Rowner Junior School is striving to encourage pupils and the wider community to participate in a more active lifestyle which will help both physical and mental wellbeing. A quarter of the pupils at the school are from serving families.
- Forces Re-engineered - a car garage that trains injured veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to become qualified motor vehicle technicians. Flyer and Friends Buryfields Infant School - a scheme for pupils with a parent away which provides social support for service parents and families.
Lauren English, Headteacher at Buryfields Infant school said: “We found the workshop very useful in helping to sharpen our ideas regarding what we could apply for. It was particularly great to hear from other successful groups about the wide range of projects that had secured funding for their service families.”
In addition to the workshops, the County Council has developed several projects and policies to support its Armed Forces community. These include developing a mentoring scheme to support people to transition from the Armed Forces into civilian life, and an app for the Armed Forces community signposting support and assistance they might need. Applications to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund (local grants) can be submitted at any time, with decisions being made four times in every 12 month period.
The next deadline for applications is 9 September 2019, apply via the Covenant Fund website.