The Calvert Trust’s three centres in Exmoor, the Lake District and Kielder are gearing up to help armed forces families from across the UK, following George Osborne’s announcement yesterday that they are one of the twenty four projects to receive funding from the third tranche of the MOD’s Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Fund.
Over the next two years the three Calvert Trust centres will assist 240 serving, reserve and veteran armed forces families with a disabled service person, partner or a child in the family.
Tony Potter, CEO of Calvert Trust Exmoor and LIBOR project leader for The Calvert Trust; “we feel privileged that our project ‘Uniting Service families with disabilities’ has been selected by the MOD. The Calvert Trust already has a proven track record cooperating with many Armed Forces Charities; we are relishing the opportunity to help and support as many families as we can through our programme of adventurous activity breaks at our 3 Centres’.
One of the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant is to overcome disadvantage faced by members of the armed forces, especially those injured in service. The Calvert Trust has over 40 years’ experience in helping members of the disabled community to overcome obstacles and discover “it’s what you can do that counts”.
If you are a serving, reserve or veteran armed forces family and want to find out more about accessing this support please contact one of the three centres.
Exmoor; 01598 763221, Kielder; 01434 250232 or Lake District: 01768 772255.
The Chancellor’s announcement can be found here https://www.gov.uk/government/news/libor-fines-fund-a-further-twenty-four-armed-forces-charities-and-good-causes
The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the state and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the armed forces and their families and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.
The Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) fund is £35 million of funding, taken from fines levied on banks for attempting to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR). The Government allocated this money to the Covenant Reference Group to support the Armed Forces Covenant. The remaining funds will be allocated over the next two years.
The intention of the Libor Fund is to support the two key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant, which are that the Armed Forces Community should not face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services, and that special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.
The Calvert Trust comprises three independent, not-for-profit, charities that each share the same Vision and Mission (which can be found on their website here: http://www.calvert-trust.org.uk/about-us/vision). The three centres are Calvert Trust Kielder, Lake District Calvert Trust and Calvert Trust Exmoor.
The Calvert Trust has 40 years’ experience in providing adventurous breaks to the disabled community. We pioneered access to challenging outdoor activities and our staff advise local authorities and sports governing bodies on access issues. Since 1974 we have helped over 200,000 people with disabilities to become more active and adventurous.
For more information about The Calvert Trust please contact Rob Lott, Head of Communications on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01598 763221
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