Scotland’s Veterans Support Fund

The Scottish Veterans Fund is open for applications. It will close for applications on 19th November 2022

The Scottish Veterans Fund (SVF) was established by the Scottish Government in 2008 and has a broad remit to support projects that benefit ex-Service personnel and their families in Scotland.

Any person who has served for any length of time in the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (whether Regular or Reserve, including National Servicemen). The veterans’ community also includes their widows/widowers and spouses and dependants. Exceptionally, this definition also includes former members of the Merchant Navy who took part in legally defined UK military operations.

The SVF is particularly aimed at those projects that will help the veterans community to overcome any disadvantage experienced as a result of service; those supporting veterans and their families to achieve a successful transition to civilian life; and projects that aim to make Scotland the most attractive place to be for those leaving Service life.

Applications received for the Scottish Veterans Fund are assessed by an independent panel which is selected and chaired by the Scottish Veterans Commissioner.

Since the Scottish Government created the fund in 2008 almost 200 individual projects have been supported, receiving more than £2.3 million. In 2021, the annual funding provided was more than doubled to £500,000, with individual projects now able to bid for up to £50,000 a year.

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