Employment & Training Support for Families

Civvy Street supports Service and ex-Service personnel and their family members to receive the education and assistance they need to develop their careers.

Through training schemes and workshops, partners and spouses can develop their skills and improve their chances of success in the civilian job market.

Funding schemes are available for those who want to enrol in training and education schemes or fund career-related purchases.


LifeWorks help Service spouses and partners get training and be successful in the job market. The scheme is open to the spouses and partners of serving and recently discharged members of the Armed Forces, including reserves. 

All courses are free and take place at locations in the UK and abroad.

Contact Royal British Legion Industries for further information.

Employment Grants

The Legion’s Employment Grant can provide funding towards training and education for Service family members. For example, the grant can pay for skill development courses or work equipment.

Find out more about the Employment Grants that could be available to you.

Start Up Loans

Start Up Loans is a Government scheme which offers low interest start-up loans between £500 and £25,000 to those who have a viable business idea but no access to financing. Contact Civvy Street for more information about this scheme.

X-Forces support veterans and family members who apply for this scheme.


Poppyscotland provide life-changing support to the Armed Forces community living in Scotland, including Reservists and offer a range of employment services to help Service spouses and dependants into work. 

Find out more about Poppyscotland.

RFEA –The Forces Employment Charity

RFEA provides education and training to the spouses of serving personnel and veterans. RFEA work with other organisations such as Walking With The Wounded to deliver their service.

Find out more about RFEA –The Forces Employment Charity. 

Contact us

Email us on: civvystreet@britishlegion.org.uk

Talk to us on: 0800 009 8015 (Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm)

Write to us at: Civvy Street, PO Box 6997, Cardiff CF15 5DT