Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) is delighted to announce the three finalists for their Working Together Award at the 2018 Soldiering on Awards.

The award, sponsored by FiMT, is in recognition of a person, team or organization that has demonstrated enduring commitment and collaborative approach to supporting the Armed Forces sector within the wider community.

This year’s finalists are; Nick Wood of York St John University, Cobseo Housing Cluster and Battling on CIC.

Ray Lock, Chief Executive of Forces in Mind Trust said: “The Soldiering on Awards are a great way to acknowledge the achievements of those who serve in, and support, the Armed Forces Community.

“Forces in Mind Trust is exceptionally pleased with the high calibre of finalists for the Working Together Award. I would like to congratulate, and thank, all finalists for their commitment to supporting the Armed Forces and the collaboration they have championed across many sectors.”


Note to Editor:  Ray Lock is available for interview. To arrange please contact Tina McKay, Communications Officer at FiMT on or on 07956 101132 or 0207 901 8916

About the Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT):

FiMT came about from a partnership between the Big Lottery Fund (‘the Fund’), Cobseo (The Confederation of Service Charities) and other charities and organisations. FiMT continues the Fund’s long-standing legacy of support for veterans across the UK with an endowment of £35 million awarded in 2012.

The mission of FiMT is to enable ex-Service personnel and their families make a successful and sustainable transition to civilian life, and it delivers this mission by generating an evidence base that influences and underpins policy making and service delivery.

FiMT awards grants (for both responsive and commissioned work) to support its change model around 6 outcomes in the following areas: Housing; Employment; Health and wellbeing; Finance; Criminal Justice System; and Relationships. All work is published in open access and hosted on the Forces in Mind Trust Research Centre’s Veterans and Families Research Hub. A high standard of reportage is demanded of all grant holders so as to provide a credible evidence base from which better informed decisions can be made.

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