Military charities among good causes to benefit from £350,000 Boeing grants

Aerospace firm Boeing is donating £350,000 to support military charities, underrepresented communities and projects aimed at improving job skills.

The money is being handed to 10 charities through the firm’s corporate charitable investments and staff giving.

All charities have seen surging demand due to the Covid-19 in delivering support to the firm’s three core funding areas, military families, unrepresented groups and employment training.

“Our teams and charitable partners are working to create lasting change for veterans and young people in the places we call home,” said Boeing president and Boeing UK managing director Sir Martin Donnelly.

“We will continue to support UK charities as they focus on helping our communities during this particularly challenging time.”

Those being supported include the Prince’s Trust and its skills development work with young people.

The Jon Egging Trust, Golddigger Trust and Outfit Moray have been handed finding for mentoring and skills development opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Open University Disabled Veterans Scholarships Fund is to be handed funding to continue to support military veterans’ education.

Among other recipients is Aerobility, a charity that offers disabled people the chance to fly an aeroplane.

Armed Forces charity SSAFA’s Emergency Response Fund, is also being funded through a Boeing grant. This will ensure its support for serving personnel and veterans can continue into 2021.

Last month the Scottish Government announced that military charity Veteran First Point Scotland is to receive £650,000 to support mental health of veterans.

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