Newport Veterans Hub is a veterans social and support group that was established on 15 November 2019. Our aim is to bring veterans out of isolation and give them a place to socialise and make new friends, creating their own support network. We originally opened our drop-in at Bar Amber at the Ivy Bush on Clarence Place, near to the cenotaph in Newport but had to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have now moved to Rodney Parade sports stadium, which will provide better access to parking and disabled facilities. Find out more on the our services page.

We are set up as a non-profit Community Interest Company (CIC) limited by guarantee – read our Articles of Association here. We plan to use grants and funding to provide the best support possible with the full backing of both Newport County and Newport Dragons. We also have other financial initiatives in place to ensure that we are not reliant on these funding sources so that we are never at risk of closing, as we have seen with many veterans organisations in the past.

We are delighted that the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, Brigadier Robert Aitken CBE, has agreed to become patron of Newport Veterans Hub. We look forward to working with Brigadier Aitken to continue to improve the services we offer to veterans over the coming years.

Our mission is to make Newport one of the best places for supporting veterans and their families, using the full potential of the stadium and the support of the two clubs, as well as the support of our local community and businesses. Newport is a close community which fully supports our armed forces.

To find out how you can help Newport Veterans Hub, visit our support us page. Thank you to all of you for your support.