The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry would like to thank the Forces in Mind Trust for their generous grant to the Endeavour Fund. The grant is part of the cross-sector partnership between the two organisations to support ex-Servicemen and women as they transition into civilian life.
The aim of the Forces in Mind Trust is to promote the successful transition of Armed Forces personnel, and their families, into civilian life. FiMT commissions research and awards grants to support projects that increase the understanding of transition, including related mental health and well-being issues. This knowledge is then used to advocate change and so improve the likelihood of successful transition.
FiMT supports the Endeavour Fund because it recognises the important role that sport and adventurous challenges can play in successful recovery, rehabilitation and subsequent transition into civilian life. The funding received from FiMT has been focussed towards 2013 Endeavours involving Toe in The Water, Flying For Freedom, Walking With The Wounded and Walk on Wales.
The Chief Executive of the Forces in Mind Trust, Air Vice-Marshal Ray Lock said:
“The value of this partnership lies not just in what each project does for the individual participant – although that is significant enough – but in the inspiration it provides across the community, and in the demonstration of the ability of wounded, injured or sick Servicemen and women to make a successful transition to civilian life. Our ex-Servicemen and women should become defined not by their disability, but by their capability; that is our shared aim.”
Nick Booth, CEO of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, said:
“The diverse array of projects we are funding as part of our partnership with The Forces in Mind Trust is a testament to the imagination and dedication of the Armed Forces community.
The support for these projects has been overwhelming and has enabled significant fundraising for extremely worthwhile causes.”
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