The generous grant from The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity will help to provide a substantial part of The Poppy Factory’s bespoke employability service to Naval Veterans suffering from a medical barrier to employment.
The Richmond-based Poppy Factory – a charity widely known for employing disabled veterans to make Remembrance poppies – works with wounded, injured and sick members of the ex-Forces community all over England and Wales to help them improve their lives through meaningful and sustainable employment.
The Poppy Factory’s regional employability specialists help hundreds of disabled veterans back into civilian work each year by providing 1-2-1 expert career guidance, CV advice, interview training, bespoke job opportunities and ongoing in-work support. They work with responsible employers to assist with any workplace adjustments and can direct veterans to any other sources of support or funding that they might need.
The £87,000 grant from RNRMC will help towards achieving The Poppy Factory’s ultimate goal: Every disabled veteran who wishes to work should have the opportunity to do so.
If you know somebody who might benefit from Poppy Factory support, please encourage them to visit the website: www.poppyfactory.org.
To find out more about how the RNRMC support Naval Service personnel, visit: www.rnrmc.org.uk