ACCT UK’s Rejuvenation Fund helps ACF Counties to support the cadet experience

ACCT UK’s Rejuvenation Fund has helped thousands of young army cadets to continue their individual cadet experience and return to training this Summer after COVID-19 restrictions lifted.

26 August 2021

Rejuvenation Fund helps Lancashire ACF

ACF Counties across the UK welcomed back young Army Cadets with a range of return to training support to aid wellbeing, supported by ACCT UK. Initiatives included cadet welcome packs, cadet fitness equipment, Virtual Reality headsets to support cadet downtime, music training equipment and more.

Lancashire ACF, who were unable to restart training until June, used the Rejuvenation Fund to recreate the normal camp experience to the best of their ability over the Summer.

With the Rejuvenation Fund grant, we have been able to achieve a great Summer Camp experience for the cadets. The cadets got to take part on either a day training basis or residential basis to undertake the core APC subjects as well as a local adventure training experience. The grant allowed us to bring in an AT provider to run the activities while keeping the cost to the cadets as low as possible. We had over 100 cadets and 40 staff training over the two-week period and we achieved our aim of providing challenge and adventure to all.”

– Tony Armstrong, Cadet Executive Officer, Lancashire Army Cadet Force

The Royal County of Berkshire ACF’s Rejuvenation Fund grant helped them to purchase much-needed canoe equipment as part of an adventure training package which includes a river trip in canoes on the River Wye. This helped reduce costs of the trip for cadets, as well as being able to use the boats for other adventure training weekends, annual camps and Duke of Edinburgh’s expeditions.

‘Adventure training and DofE is key to building the cadets confidence and self-reliance, as well as being fun.’
Eamonn Coogan MBE, Cadet Executive Officer, The Royal County of Berkshire Army Cadet Force

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