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Cadets returned to instruction without delay
25 January 2022
2021 was off to a challenging start for our cadet forces. Lockdowns along with school and cadet activity disruptions left many young cadets feeling both anxious and isolated from their peers.
Involvement in the Army Cadet Force opens up a world of possibilities for young people to feel more connected to their local communities, seek new challenges and learn essential life skills.
In today’s ‘new normal’ ACCT UK’s role in guiding young lives is more important than ever. With the introduction of a Rejuvenation Fund, we ensured disruptions to cadet activities would be kept to a minimum. The immediate impact of the rejuvenation fund was seen in big way across our community. We were delighted to receive so many reports! Keep reading for a glimpse into some of the great ACF initiatives that were funded by ACCT UK’s Rejuvenation Fund.
The Rejuvenation Fund was established by ACCT UK to help get cadet activities back on their feet. Ensuring that cadets would return to face-to-face instruction without delay.
ACCT UK’s Rejuvenation Fund played a crucial part in getting ACF cadets back into action as soon as restrictions were lifted. We received funding applications from ACF counties across the UK that needed assistance with projects, trips and equipment for their cadets — from new climbing walls and new laptops to summer camps.
The 2021 ACCT UK Rejuvenation Fund awarded £92,501 to fund a wide range of activities for cadets. ACCT UK encouraged ACF Sectors, Counties and Battalions to apply for grants. The funds were used specifically in support of the return to face-to-face activities.
Some of the activities that were funded as part of the Rejuvenation Fund.
🛠️Repair and construction
☀️Annual Summer Camp Fees
💻Laptops and Tablets
🧗🏾♂️Adventure Training Fees
In total ACCT UK provided 55 grants to support cadets in getting back to their activities post-lockdown. Here’s the full list of the Battalions who benefited from a Rejuvenation Fund grant.
LINCS ACF Annual camp. The LINCS ACF annual camp began at the wild pines activity centre where cadets participated in activities such as high ropes, command tasks and archery. They then went on to Beckingham Training Camp where they had further opportunity to meet new people from within 4 Company. The cadets had access to a rock-climbing wall, archery, clay pigeon shooting, observational games as well as paintballing and use of the Personal Role radios.
Cadet Sergeant Alfie Nelson shared his thoughts with us on his experience at the LINCS ACF annual camp.
New Equipment for Minden Company Cadets. The Minden Company Cadets were thrilled to receive their seven new laptops and a projector to assist with their learning. The new equipment has helped the Minden Company cadets to better prepare for lessons and access resources to assist their learning outcomes. They can now watch videos, practise their typing and spelling and use colours to help with their reading.
Newly constructed command task equipment at Humberside and Yorkshire Cadets. Humberside and Yorkshire Cadets were able to construct three Command task/Model pits within the Cadet Training Centre. The sand pits are now more health and safety compliant and offers less impact if students were to fall. The versatility of the new pits means the only limitation is ones imagination.
Falling Plate competition at Cleveland ACF Annual camp. Cleveland had 180 cadets take part in the falling plate competition thanks to the grant from ACCT UK’s Rejuvenation Fund.
🤍 A huge thank you to all of the ACF counties who submitted a grant proposal for the rejuvenation fund. We’re thrilled to receive all the positive reports and look forward to more updates.
If you’d like to apply for a grant please get in contact email@example.com to find out about applications opening soon in your area.