Veterans: Northern Ireland

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the total amount of Government funding was to charities which support veterans in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The Ministry of Defence holds information on grants made to units and charities undertaking projects with, for, and including veterans in Northern Ireland from Legacy Funds, the Covenant Fund and the Aged Veterans Fund for the years 2012-13, 2015-16 and 2016-17, broken down below.

2012-13 Organisation

Project

Grant

Fund

Ulster Defence Regiment & Royal Irish Aftercare Service

Welfare support network and advisory service for veterans and their dependants in Northern Ireland

£50,000

LIBOR Funds 2013-2016

2015-16 Organisation

Project

Grant

Fund

Ballymacanallen Community Association

Mrs Sergeant's Boys

£4,715

Covenant Fund

38 (Irish) Brigade

Horse-assisted coaching for empowerment, leadership

£20,000

Covenant Fund

NI Veterans Therapeutic Gardening Project

Horticultural Therapy

£37,000

Covenant Fund

Combat Stress

Mental Health services for Veterans in Northern Ireland

£466,400

Covenant Fund

The Royal British Legion

Somme Nursing Home

£600,000

Aged Veterans Fund

2016-17 Organisation

Project

Grant

Fund

Families Acting for Innocent Relatives

Remembrance

£10,000

Covenant Fund

Rathfriland Royal British Legion Branch

Hilltop to Over the Top

£19,478

Covenant Fund

Reserve Forces & Cadets Association for Northern Ireland (RFCA NI)

Horse-assisted coaching for confidence, leadership, anxiety reduction and communication.

£20,000

Covenant Fund

Department of Community Mental Health at Thiepval Barracks

Green Care

£20,000

Covenant Fund

AA Veterans Support

Counselling and Holistic Support Service

£20,000

Covenant Fund

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