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.

Armed Services Advice Project (ASAP)

Veterans Scotland has published information and advice on:

  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Healthcare
  • Education, Skills and Training
  • Welfare Advice and Support
Veterans Scotland

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.