The Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund supports projects that contribute to the wider aim of ending veterans’ homelessness by providing affordable and viable homes for veterans.
We’re delighted to announce that we’ve received £53,723 under the Refurbishment Grants programme, for our project ‘Homes for Veterans Refurbishment’ under the Office for Veterans’ Affairs Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund Development Grants and Refurbishment Grants programmes.
Enhanced warmth and energy efficiency
The project will increase the energy efficiency ratings of three of the organisation’s existing Homes for Veterans properties in Plymouth, Swansea and Pontypridd.
This will enable Alabaré to reduce ongoing energy costs, improve the efficiency of the home for the Veterans, creating a warmer environment, plus, importantly, helping to reduce the carbon footprint of Alabaré and its Homes for Veterans.
Speaking about the grant, Kirsty Scullion, Partnership and Income Generation Manager at Alabaré said:
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust for the grant that will enable us to improve our homes for Veterans and help increase environmental efficiency standards across several homes in Wales and England.
This grant will enable us to use the services of local companies and increase our sustainable practices to create more energy-efficient living spaces for those who have bravely served our nation.”
Veterans like Jimmy. Jimmy is living with Alabaré and is trying to rebuild his relationship with his family after finding himself homeless after a period in rehab.
Today, Jimmy attends AA meetings several times a week. He is a determined individual who is a great role model. “I am eternally grateful for the help that Alabaré has provided; it’s amazing, the accommodation is fantastic, and it’s a nice house. Everyone has been very supportive of my life, but it is all about recovery right now. I do the art sessions, and I get fresh air on a daily basis.”
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