We understand that it can be difficult for veterans to reintegrate into society
following military service.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant reaffirms support for local veterans in the
Falkirk Council area and ensures support is available to veterans.
The Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP) is the main point for advice, information
and support for Falkirk's Armed Forces Community.
Veterans Scotland has published
information and advice on:
- Education, Skills and Training
- Welfare Advice and Support
The Community Covenant Grant Scheme
The CCGS delivers financial support to projects at a local level and helps strengthen
the ties between members of the Armed Forces community and wider community. An application
for funding can be submitted by any part of the community.
Bids should be submitted in the first instance to the local Community Covenant Partnership.
If the partnership is happy to endorse the application it will be submitted to the
Community Covenant Grant Scheme panel.
There are normally 3 covenant grant scheme panels that sit in June, October and
February. The closing dates for the Partnership to pass approved bids to the panel
will be during the month before they sit.
The Scottish Government Cross Party Group (SGCPG)
The SGCPG supports
Veterans in Scotland and invited each local authority to appoint a Veterans Champion.
Falkirk Council's Veteran Champion is Councillor John Patrick. The cross party group
consider the issues affecting veterans throughout Scottish communities.