Veterans: Scotland

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Trade and Investment)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much funding from the public purse was for charities which support veterans in Scotland 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 Scotland from Legacy Funds, the Covenant Fund and the Aged Veterans Fund for the years 2012-13 to 2016-17, as broken down below.

Financial Year

£30 million Community Covenant Grant Scheme

£35 million Armed Forces Libor Fund

Aged Veteran's Fund

Covenant Fund

Veterans Accommodation Fund

Grand Total

2012-13

£5,171,422

£240,236

£5,411,658

2013-14

£975,587

£204,000

£1,179,587

2014-15

£967,869

£110,000

£1,101,190

£2,179,059

2015-16

£1,139,118

£1,139,118

2016-17

£3,981,756

£692,982

£4,674,738

Total

£7,114,878

£554,236

£3,981,756

£1,832,100

£1,101,190

£14,584,160

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