Forces Children Scotland – Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity
Forces Children Scotland operates a Grants Programme which provides grants to individuals from Armed Forces families to support their education and well-being. Forces Children Scotland also has an Education Programme working with schools, local authorities, Armed Forces charities, partner organisations, and communities providing advice, educational resources, and training to help identify and support the needs of children and young people from Armed Forces families.
Around 200 individual grants are awarded each year. Support is given by:
- Providing grants for clothing educational equipment, school trips, and after-school activities.
- Providing crisis grants for families to cover food and general children’s needs.
- Supporting those who want to continue their education beyond school by assisting with their living expenses while in higher education or vocational training, especially for those families who find it difficult to fund these costs themselves.
- Offering Young Carer’s grants to children and young people with caring responsibilities
For further information about Forces Children Scotland please contact Karen Smith, Grants Manager and PA to the CEO.