Grants for veterans

SIR, - I am writing to you on behalf of World War II veterans who, due to a lack of advertising, may not have been aware that in 2010 financial grants, Heroes Return II, were available from the Big Lottery Fund to enable veterans, male or female, to pay a visit of remembrance to the theatre of war that they were involved in.

It appears that the number of veterans claiming these grants were far less than anticipated resulting in these grants being extended to December 31, 2012.

The grants range from £150 to cover travel and accommodation for veteran, spouse and carer, within the UK, £1,300 to Northern Europe and £5.500 to the Far East. These grants are also available to widows and widowers of veterans. I would be more than willing to advise any of your readers on how and where to claim. I can be contacted on 01773 853181 or at


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