ASDIC has a short Newsletter called Ping! which is sent to members every few months. This contains news of general interest to ASDIC Members, but it is also an opportunity for Members to promote information of interest to others, either about themselves or their local community. So send any news stories and pictures that you would like published to the ASDIC Office for consideration.


2019 Event
Wednesday 13 March ASDIC Steering Committee Meeting in London
Saturday 29 June Armed Forces Day


New Funding! A new Covenant Funding Programme has been launched, the Veterans’ Community Centres funding programme. This is a specialist funding programme for existing veterans community centres of which there will be three rounds of funding, and applications for the first round need to be received by 11th March 2019. See further details at this Link

(2 Feb 19) The Positive Pathways Programme will have a budget of £9M to fund projects that will develop and run activities which are supportive to ex- forces mental health and wellbeing. More details here

(28 Feb 19) New Forces Connect Mobile App: A brand-new mobile application has recently been launched aimed at signposting the Armed Forces community to organisations that provide information, advice and support. It can be used online or offine and users can link directly from it to an organisation via a phone call, email, website, or link to a map. It covers Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Medway and Brighton and is Free to download.

(16 Mar 19) King’s College London is running a research project that looks at how challenging experiences during military service can impact well-being. Taking part involves completing a survey which takes around 15 minutes and is 100% anonymous and confidential. The project is funded by Forces in Mind Trust and has full ethical approval. “Our goal is to better understand the types of challenges personnel can face during service and, ultimately, ensure better support is available. To ensure our results are generalisable to UK veterans across all walks of life, we would be very grateful if you would share our study across your organisation as widely as possible. Our survey and more information can be accessed via this link .”

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