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Scottish Veterans Fund 2023/24 now open

09 Nov 2022

The Scottish Veterans Fund, established by the Scottish Government in 2008, is now open for applications for 2023/24. The fund is intended to help improve the lives of former service personnel and their families.

A key priority for this year’s Scottish Veterans Fund (SVF) is to make sure veterans and their families are supported in response to the ongoing cost of living crisis.

The fund will also target support for veterans who have left the Services early, as well as promoting collaboration between both veterans charities and non-veterans organisations.

The SVF is particularly aimed at those projects that will help the veterans community to overcome any disadvantage experienced as a result of service; those supporting veterans and their families to achieve a successful transition to civilian life; and projects that aim to make Scotland the most attractive place to be for those leaving Service life.

Since the Scottish Government created the fund in 2008 almost 200 individual projects have been supported, receiving more than £2.3 million. In 2021, the annual funding provided was more than doubled to £500,000, with individual projects now able to bid for up to £50,000 a year.

The application process for the Scottish Veterans Fund 23/24 is now live. The application form, guidance and contact details to find out more information can be found here: gov.scot/publications/scottish-veterans-fund-information

The Scottish Veterans Fund is due to close on 19 November 2022.

Bids received for the Scottish Veterans Fund are assessed by an independent panel which is selected and chaired by the Scottish Veterans Commissioner.