Ex- Forces Accommodation & Mental health support

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Flexible funding – this project will receive all pledges made by 1st May 2024 at 5:44pm

Provide emergency accommodation to homeless ex-forces, guide them and assist with the delivery of mental health support.

Project by The Block Armed Forces Foundation CIO

 donated match funding
Aviva Community Fund is providing live match funding

Complex post traumatic stress disorder (cPTSD), is a relatively new diagnosis very common with ex forces( veterans) that have been involved in traumatic experiences. 


On the 14th of April 2024 our fundraising event will take place on Merseyside.

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A group of Veterans and volunteers will military march from Liverpool to New Brighton during the annual Merseyside 10k Event. Carrying equipment in a traditional military style exercise, called speed march or tactical advance to battle ( TAB). Lead by former Paratrooper physical training instructor & founder of Tactical Athlete program coach Mike Chadwick.


Thank you for your support, £1 = £2 using this page. max £250 pledges are doubled. Remember to click gift aid.


Businesses who donate £250 will receive sponsorship and have their company banner carried through the Tunnel by a veteran during the event. 
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The event will raise funds through this crowdfunding page, all proceeds will be used on accommodation for homeless ex-forces and provide access to metal health support.

Veterans who are struggling with life after the military can experience poor mental while in transition to civilian life. During a sudden change in circumstances they can often find them selves at risk of homelessness or worse at risk of suicide. Combined with the rise in the cost of living, local authorities do not have the resources to support ex-forces personnel, the voluntary sector is experiencing a spike in crisis cases.

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The Block Armed Forces Foundation homeless prevention project started in Liverpool in 2019 and was first a small veteran community service aimed at helping local ex-forces in times of crisis. By providing emergency accommodation along with inclusion and a safe likeminded space the Block provides the tools our veterans need to tackle these difficult periods of their lives. 

The Block has now become a registered charity and its services are used as part of the governments plan to end Veterans homelessness in the U.K  (Op Fortitude).  As a self funded charity, not in receipt of council or government funding the charity relies on fundraising to fund its mission.  

The Block currently has matched Crowdfunding and Aviva Community match funding page. All donations and sponsorships will be matched. These funds are essential and critical for its future operations. The clock is clicking and we don’t have long left, donations must be soon to qualify for the matched funding support. 

Please help us to support the next homeless ex-forces veteran that reached out to The Block for housing and mental health support. 

With the help of crowdfunding we hope to raise £30,000 to support over 120 homeless veterans across Merseyside with emergency accommodation and mental health support. 

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By providing emergency accommodation along with inclusion and a safe likeminded space we can provide the tools our veterans need to tackle these difficult periods of their lives. 


Thank you for your support, £1 = £2 using this page. max £250 pledges are doubled. Remember to click gift aid

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