War Widows Connected

Due to the success of our War Widows InTouch project, we have been granted funding from the Veterans’ Foundation to run another mini version of the project along with continuing to build the online network and community of War Widows to try and reach as many of our members as possible.

This project started in January 2024 and is due to finish in December 2024.


w/c 29th April 2024: Our ‘Jiffy Bags of Joy’ have made it to our members. Now we start organising training sessions for them all.

w/c 7th April 2024:
iPads have been ordered and will be arriving at Project HQ this week. Once they have been configured to individual specifications, they will be posted to members to arrive by the end of the month. Our training sessions will be offered from the beginning of May and be available through to the end of December.

w/c 18th March 2024:
Our Project Manager is speaking to all project participants and/or their representatives to pin down everything needed to configure their iPads and create their bespoke training plan.

w/c 11th March 2024:
Successful applicants have been informed this week that they will be receiving an iPad and/or training. Personalised training plans will be created for each member and all iPads will be configured specifically for them and their needs/requirements.

w/c 21st January 2024
Online and hard copy application forms have been sent to all members of the Association with an application deadline of 29th February 2024.

Project Twitter account: WarWidows_WWit

Thank you to the Veterans’ Foundation for providing the grant funding to make this project happen.

“The Veterans’ Foundation has been set up to help fund charities and other charitable organisations that are helping serving and former members of the Armed Forces, and their dependants, who are in need.”

“The Veterans’ Foundation raises its money through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations. Since inception in July 2016, it has given over £11 million through over 600 grants to over 300 unique organisations, many of them small to medium-sized and very worthwhile charities, which are helping members of the Armed Forces community who are in need. Forecasts indicate the Veterans’ Foundation will make grants totaling £4.4 million this financial year.  The charities and other organisations we have helped include those tackling the challenges of mental and physical injuries, homelessness, unemployment, children’s loss of parents while serving and remembrance.  We encourage you to spread the word.”

Veterans’ Foundation website and promo material

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