NEW FUNDING: to support local veterans

Community Trust Receives Armed Forces Covenant Funding to Support Local Veterans

Blackpool FC Community Trust has been awarded funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to provide support for veterans across the Fylde coast. Through this funding, the trust aims to enhance the lives of veterans by offering activities that will help them reintegrate into their communities and provide a valuable lifeline for those in need.

The project, named ‘Progress’, will feature mentoring and support, getting support staff to veteran’s homes, supporting individuals into boxing or other veterans’ provision locally, welfare calls, and the introduction of Welfare Hubs, and a mental health support group.

Veterans will also have the chance to engage with other members of the armed forces community, providing an opportunity to rediscover the unique camaraderie of serving personnel. This includes coffee mornings, breakfast clubs, walking and running football, and the opportunity to represent Blackpool FC in veterans competitions against other clubs in the NW.

Dave Maclean Community Engagement Manager at Blackpool FC Community Trust said,

“These initiatives will allow us to offer both group and 1-1 support to all veterans who need it, not just those that support Blackpool FC.”

All sessions will be conducted in a safe space, enabling participants to connect with like-minded individuals in a non-judgmental environment.

For more information on the programme, please contact