Thank you to the Veterans’ Foundation!

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The Veterans' Foundation has awarded Canine Partners the Veterans' Lottery grant to support former service personnel partnerships.

Armed forces charity, the Veterans’ Foundation, has given vital funds to help train more assistance dogs to support former members of the British armed forces.

The Edinburgh based national charity has awarded the Veterans’ Lottery grant to Canine Partners to support former service personnel partnerships.

“We are delighted to have received a generous grant from the Veterans’ Foundation to help us train more assistance dogs for former service personnel,” says Dale Gormley, Canine Partners’ Scotland Community Manager.
“Grants are vital to us as a charity as they allow us to train more amazing assistance dogs, which in this case will transform the lives of former members of the armed services across the UK.”

Each partnership created by Canine Partners costs £20,000 from selection as a puppy to the dog’s retirement at approximately 12 years old.

We currently have 16 established partnerships where the partner served in the armed forces.

“We are delighted to support the excellent work of Canine Partners by awarding the Veterans’ Lottery grant,” says Major General David Shaw CBE, Veterans’ Foundation CEO.
“Highly trained assistance dogs can be life-changing for veterans with physical disabilities in that they provide independence and confidence to make the successful transition to civilian life.”

Canine Partners receives no government funding and solely relies on donations and legacies to keep creating life-transforming partnerships.

A huge thank you to the Veterans’ Foundation for the support!

We actively approach charitable trusts and foundations for funding to train and support our partnerships, help with funding vital equipment and to train our hard-working volunteers.

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