Armed Forces ID card, discounts, and grant opportunities

Veteran Card

Veterans who have not received a Veteran card are now encouraged to Apply for a Veteran Card. The Veteran Card will provide veterans with a clear recognition of service, a tangible link to the Armed Forces, and allow them to easily verify their veteran status to access support and services from government, charities, and local authorities.

Discounts offered by Hampshire County Council

Hampshire County Council offers 50% off the standard entry price on production of an armed forces ID or Veteran card, for the person and their immediate family at:

Manor Farm

Staunton Farm

Sir Harold Hillier Gardens offers 50% off day admission tickets when purchased on the day of a visit, and on production of an armed forces ID or Veteran card, for the person and their immediate family. Note: not valid with any other discount/offer or for any special events, trails, or workshops.

Poppy Stays for Military Families The Enda Ryan Poppy Pod Village is our legacy to Armed Service personnel. These pods are here in perpetuity to recognise and remember the sacrifices made and faced by the Armed Forces Community.

The pods provide residential holiday/respite facilities for service personnel, veterans and their families at a discounted rate and have been designed with accessibility in mind.

Grant Opportunities

The Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund offers a variety of grant opportunities throughout the year. To see current grant opportunities please see Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

The Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation advertise grant opportunities across Hampshire at a grassroots level. For further information please visit Grants - HIWCF.

Hampshire County Councillors have a devolved grant scheme, details of which can be found here County Councillor grants.