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We are an independent charity that is entirely run by volunteers. We believe every WWII Canadian veteran in the UK in need should be supported financially and emotionally with funds raised by the MLT. We also believe that our scholarships will allow outstanding students to dream big, expand their horizons and exceed expectations through life-changing opportunities.


Our Impact

The Veterans Support Committee

The list of veterans supported by the Veterans’ Support Committee (VSC)  is a dynamic one given that there are age related factors affecting the needs and numbers of veterans and their dependents including their wives.  We currently support about 40 veterans with monetary assistance and friendly regular correspondence by post with best wishes sent for July 1, Thanksgiving, Christmas and birthdays.  The VSC is in liaison with the Department of Veteran Affairs at the High Commission where all veterans and their needs are vetted to ensure that only those in true need are supported.

Your cheque arrived today and thanks to you, I was able to put my heat on for the first time this winter. I am ashamed to say that I just went upstairs and even put heat on in my bedroom.
— Arnold Lee VSC recipient

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund

The Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (CCSF) has awarded over 400 scholarships since 1967 when the fund was created with the proceeds of the Centennial Maple Leaf Ball.  The selection process of the committee is comprehensive and intense with personal interviews of the final candidates. In recent years the committee has awarded an average of 16 scholarships each academic year.

It is difficult for me to express in words just how much this award means to me. These funds will help me to complete my studies and continue to present my research at conferences both in the UK and overseas. I am so honoured to be a part of the CCSF family and the amazing group of Canadians and scholars the foundation represents. I greatly appreciate the support you provide to Canadians overseas - not just financially, but also in terms of providing a supportive community which promotes Canadian values and encourages academic achievement
— Emily Bridger, PhD African History, University of Exeter