We are delighted to award a £10,000 grant to the charity Sporting Force to fund its “Back in the Game” employment and volunteering project, which helps former soldiers and working age family members find new jobs or long-term volunteering opportunities, working with football and rugby clubs and other corporate partners.
Our grant will help around 100 veterans and dependents prepare for and find employment or volunteering opportunities in a wide range of roles in the sports sector, and also gain access to the charity’s wellbeing and families programmes.
Jacqui Nicholson, Chief Operating Officer, Sporting Force, said:
“Sporting Force is very grateful for the funding from ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. The Back in the Game Project is an important one on so many levels. This grant will enable our charity to help veterans and their families improve resilience and wellbeing and be job ready. The training and qualifications are also great for sports volunteering and employment, and enhance veterans’ social networks in their local community. We have seen the influence that veteran mentors and coaches can have as role models for young people.”
Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief Operating Officer, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:
“Providing members of the Army family with the training and tools to secure employment is an important priority for our charity. We are thus proud to fund some excellent outdoors and sports-focused veteran charities such as Sporting Force. Soldiers and sport go together so we were only too happy to make this grant.”
Read more about Sporting Force here.