The Budget at the end of October included a £19 million package of funding to mark the centenary of the First World War Armistice so that we can preserve its history and remember those who have served their country.
The Government has now announced how these additional resources are going to be allocated. They include an extra £10 million per year for the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to support veterans with mental health needs. A £1 million pound investment so that our young people can experience First World War battlefield tours to learn about the sacrifices made by previous generations. There will also be £8 million towards helping with the cost of repairs and refurbishments to community facilities and Armed Forces Organisation facilities.
This funding, ensures that young people can learn from previous generations and keep the memory of their service alive. By preserving our history, we can also provide vital social hubs for local communities, and by caring for today’s veterans we can show that their selfless service, and their sacrifices are hugely valued by all of us.