Grant Awards

DMWS’s Craft and Chat Group supported by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust 

DMWS are grateful to have been awarded a fantastic grant from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to reinstate a craft group for the Armed Forces Community in Devon. Previous group members can’t wait to start again and new members are more than welcome too! There will be a range of creative activ... Read more

DMWS’s Armed Forces helpline supported by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

DMWS are proud to have been awarded a substantial grant from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to keep our National Response Service phoneline running.   The grant will allow us to support people with a military connection across the UK, as well as focussed support in the North of Engla... Read more

Norfolk Community Foundation Fund support pilot project for older veterans in the community 

DMWS were awarded £5000 funding from Norfolk Community Foundation through the Connecting Older People Fund. This funding will support a pilot project in Norfolk where our welfare team will provide welfare support to elderly people with a military connection who are not admitted to hospital followin... Read more

Army Central Fund continue to support Defence Medical Welfare Service

DMWS are delighted to announce that Army Central Fund have awarded further funds to support our Welfare Services across the UK and our National Response Helpline. Thanks to Army Central Fund, we will continue to deliver crucial support to Army Serving personnel, reservists, and their family members.... Read more

DMWS to support homeless veterans in partnership with Veterans Housing Scotland thanks to AFCFT

DMWS are proud to have been awarded crucial funds from AFCFT under the Reducing Veteran Homelessness programme. In collaboration with Veterans Housing Scotland, an Edinburgh-based charity who provide affordable rented homes and wraparound for disabled veterans, both organisations will work together... Read more

AFCFT award DMWS funding to support needs of LGBT+ veterans in response to Review

On 19 July 2023, the Prime Minister and Defence Secretary apologised on behalf of the British state for the historic treatment of LGBT+ personnel, following the publication of the LGBT Veterans Independent Review which investigated the military’s pre-2000 ban on homosexuality in the Armed Forc... Read more

RAFBF continue to support DMWS with additional grant for RAF beneficiaries

DMWS are delighted to have been awarded further funding from The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. The funding will help support veterans with a wide number of issues and concerns and help us to both reduce social isolation and provide support with independent living. The Fund have been long-time sup... Read more

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity continue to support DMWS with £200,000 grant towards expansion of services

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity have generously awarded Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) £200,000 to help boost the support available throughout the UK. We know that Army personnel and their families can face considerable disruption and uncertainty due to lengthy deployments. In addition, whilst... Read more

DMWS Armed Forces Welfare Service established in Milton Keynes with help from Milton Keynes Community Foundation

Milton Keynes Community Foundation have awarded crucial funds to support a new Armed Forces Welfare Service in Milton Keynes. Based in Milton Keynes University Hospital, DMWS will provide non-clinical support to members of the Armed Forces Community (serving, reservists, and veterans) and their fami... Read more

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust provides essential boost for Nottingham Armed Forces Welfare Service

DMWS are delighted to announce that the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust have awarded crucial funds to support our existing Armed Forces Welfare Service in Nottingham under the Force for Change programme. Based in Nottingham University Hospital, these funds mean we can continue to deliver person-cen... Read more

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity Fund an Award-Winning Project for Defence Medical Welfare Service

As a result of sustained funding provided to Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust has awarded Matt Long of DMWS its ‘Outstanding Partner’ Award. The award recognises those who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment... Read more

Herefordshire Community Foundation award funding to Defence Medical Welfare Service

Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) has been awarded £9,970 by the Herefordshire Community Foundation to continue the provision of welfare services throughout Herefordshire. The grant will provide part of the funding necessary to support both elderly and frail veterans and their families through... Read more

Walking Football and Wellbeing Support Service

Herefordshire Football Association and Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) have come together to offer Walking Football Welfare Support in Herefordshire for veterans. It is available to veterans of all ages, physical ability and also their family membe... Read more

DMWS sets up crafting & companionship for isolated veterans in Wiltshire

The crafting & companionship group for female veterans in Lyneham & surrounding areas in Wiltshire was set up by DMWS and is lead by Welfare Officer Julie Ponton. The successful and growing project is funded by The Armed Forces Positive Pathways pathways programme which funds activities that... Read more

Scotland’s First Minister thanks Defence Medical Welfare Service calling new mental health service for NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde “A Shining Example”

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon calls new mental health service at NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Vale of Leven Hospital “A Shining Example” and thanked all those involved including Defence Medical Welfare Service. MSP Maurice Corry, chair of the cross-party Veterans Co... Read more

DMWS receives The National Lottery Community funding to support NHS department affected by Covid-19

DMWS has received a grant from the National Lottery Community Fund to support NHS Staff and hospital patients affected by Covid-19 at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust Emergency Department. We are delighted to receive this funding from the TNL Community Fund. It will allow us to support elde... Read more

DMWS receives funding from Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust

Worshipful Company of Insurers Charitable Trust has awarded the Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) a grant for the provision of medical welfare support to members of the Armed Forces community. We are absolutely delighted to receive this funding award which will help to continue to provide medic... Read more

DMWS awarded grant from AFCFT Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has awarded The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) with a continuation grant from the Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. This funding will provide continued delivery of the Strategic Pathways project, so as to ensure support for organisations receivin... Read more

DMWS is awarded £41,436 from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (AFCFT) has awarded DMWS £41,436 to increase the support provided by the DMWS Emergency Response Service (ERS) during Covid-19. The funding will help 430 serving personnel, veterans and their families. The ERS provides a rapid response phone based welfare s... Read more

DMWS receives funding from Veterans’ Foundation

The Defence Medical Welfare Service (DMWS) have received £12,500 for the DMWS Emergency Response Service to help support veterans and their families during the COVID-19 Pandemic. What is the DMWS Emergency Response Service (ERS)? ERS provides a rapid response phone based welfare service to vet... Read more

Herefordshire Freemasons Awards £79,700 to DMWS

The Herefordshire Freemasons for awards DMWS a grant of £79,700. This enables DMWS to continue to help veterans & over 65s return to independent life in their own homes after hospital treatment in Herefordshire. Herefordshire Times News Article: Full Press Release details below: Military vetera... Read more

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