MP urges nuclear veterans to send suggestions to BNTVA
After a long campaign in Parliament, in March the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon George Osborne MP, announced the formation of a £25m Aged Veterans’ Fund, to which the British Nuclear Test Veterans’ Association (BNTVA) could apply in order to fund projects of benefit to the test veteran community.
Following positive meetings with Government officials at the Cabinet Office, the BNTVA is now soliciting suggestions for projects which could be supported by the Aged Veterans Fund. The BNTVA can be contacted via its website at www.bntva.com.
Jeff Liddiatt, current BNTVA Vice-Chairman and former Chairman, said,
“After a very constructive meeting on 14th July, the BNTVA are looking forward to bringing together projects which will benefit the whole nuclear veterans community. With this in mind, this call goes out to all in the nuclear veterans community to bring their needs to the attention of the BNTVA.”
John Baron MP, BNTVA Patron, said,
“The BNTVA would welcome suggestions from the nuclear veterans community as to which projects they would find most helpful in dealing with their disability or health needs. These can then be fed into the BNTVA’s applications to the Aged Veterans’ Fund, which should begin to issue grants in early 2016. I would urge veterans to send in their suggestions.”