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Metal Militia – Retraining Through Restoration

Metal Militia plans to retrain ex-service personnel within the heritage restoration sector.

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Durham, UK, United Kingdom (UK)

INTRODUCTION

It is unfortunately a very sad reality that former servicemen and women suffer with mental health problems such as anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Veterans can find it difficult making the transition to back into civilian life, causing marital problems and loss of family and social support networks. Ex-service personnel are also vulnerable to social exclusions and homelessness, both of which can contribute to ill mental health.

There are an estimated 5 million veterans in the UK, and a with further 20,000 personnel leaving the forces each year, our mission is to help as many of them as we can…

 

THE IDEA

As a Community Interest Company, Metal Militia plans to retrain ex-service personnel within the heritage restoration sector. The training will consist of many different aspects, from general mechanical and electrical work, to specialist body repair and modern restoration techniques such as 3D design, 3D printing and CNC routing.

We will be partnering with the heritage teams from iconic manufacturing brands such as Aston Martin, Bentley, BMW, Jaguar Land Rover, Rolls Royce, Triumph and many more. These brands will not only enable us to work on projects of a significant scale but will provide expert advice, specialist parts and tools as well as the heritage project recognition required to make Metal Militia a great success.

This training programme will not only help ease our former servicemen and women back into civilian life but will provide them with new skills required to help them progress and build a new career outside of the British Forces.

 

THE COSTS

Metal Militia is partnering with fundr.org for this first round of project funding. This funding will help create the engineering and restoration space that is required to complete successful projects, from traditional mechanical and electrical engineering tools to the latest in 3D printing technology and ultimately a safe working space for the Metal Militia staff to carry out the great restoration work that they do. We need to make Metal Militia a national organisation as this is a national problem that we are facing, so any financial help however big or small will make a huge difference… If you can’t afford to donate financially then donating your personal time to help Metal Militia succeed is another great way of ‘doing your bit’.

All project costs are segregated into various critical project demands, including:

  • CIC Setup
  • Policies + Procedures
  • Direct Staffing Costs
  • Training Programme Creation
  • Premises Fit-out Costs
  • Machinery & Tooling Costs
  • PR Services
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Legal + Insurance

 

THE BOTTOM LINE

Teaching people to help themselves is our ultimate aim. With the correct support, training and environment we can change the lives of these ex-service men and women for the better, there is no ‘i’ in ‘team’, and that is what Metal Militia is all about, being a part of the team.


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