Finding a job can be one of the hardest parts of leaving the Armed Forces, but we can provide financial assistance to help you find suitable work.
An employment grant is available to ex-serving personnel and their families, specifically those who are unemployed or under-employed.
To be considered for an employment grant, you will need to be a part of the Armed Forces community and show you are either unemployed or under-employed.
The grant is means tested and is designed to help if you are unemployed or have a low household income, and can be used to fund vocational courses and pay for work-related tools.
To begin your application:
Contact The Royal British Legion – The Legion can consider Employment Grants directly. The Legion will discuss your needs with you and agree a plan together, often leading to a referral to RFEA for advice. The Legion will make the decision on all applications.
Apply to the RFEA directly - RFEA will provide advice with your application. They will support you determine if an Employment Grant is the best option to help you access the job market in your area.
If RFEA identify that a grant is required in order to help you to gain employment, they might assist by submitting a referral to the Legion on your behalf in support of an Employment Grant.
Families need to register with RFEA to join the RFEA Families Programme
Get in touch to find out more about employment grants and further employment support.
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