We are delighted to announce the award of a £125,000 COVID-19 grant, to the Broughton House Veteran care home, by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

The grant comes from the Trust’s Covid-19 Emergency Fund, which is making money available to armed forces charities to plug the deficit in fundraising income suffered during the coronavirus pandemic.

In response to the outbreak, the government pledged a multi-million pound package to organisations supporting serving armed forces personnel, veteran and their families.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is administering the applications and grant management of this programme.

Rhys Edwards, fundraising and marketing manager at Broughton House, said: “This significant sum will support us greatly in providing quality nursing and residential care to our veterans during this challenging time.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our fundraising activity at a crucial period in our history and, as we move into the next phase of our Veteran Care Village redevelopment, we can’t thank the government and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust enough for their generous support.”

Broughton House has been serving the Armed Forces community since 1916 to provide treatment to injured soldiers returning from WW1. It has since evolved into a Salford charity and care home, offering nursing, residential and respite care, dedicated to supporting those who have served in her Majesty’s Armed Forces.

Broughton House is currently undergoing a £15,000,000 64 bedroom renovation to become the UKs first veteran care village. After completion, the facility will be home to ex-service men and women in need of: nursing care, residential care, residential dementia care, mental health support and independent living apartments.