During these difficult times and beyond I want to make sure local residents in the armed forces, including those still serving, veterans, and their families, get the support and services they need.
Military charities like The Salvation Army do a fantastic job in supporting this community and I want to ensure they, and other charities like them, are supported to get their fair share of the Government’s annual £10 million Forces Covenant Fund.
The fund provides grants to charities doing invaluable work with serving and former armed forces personnel. That's why I'd like to offer to meet with military charities in Mansfield to discuss the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, to see if it's an opportunity that's applicable to them and if I can support them in accessing this funding. I’d also love to hear from other residents, for example people involved with veteran’s groups, with any ideas they might have.