Boost for military families in Dorset

Military personnel past and present and their families in Dorset will benefit from a grant of £234,786 from the Ministry of Defence Armed Forces Covenant Fund.

The grant will boost a project to make sure members of the armed forces community are treated fairly across the county. It will focus on areas such as employment, training, schools, health, and wellbeing, and housing.

The successful funding bid was made by Dorset County Council, Bournemouth Borough Council and Borough of Poole, working with Dorset HealthCare and Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner’s Office.

There are an estimated 51,000 veterans living in Dorset.