Armed Forces Covenant Fund - Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities

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Aims/priorities: Projects should support serving personnel and/or their families or veterans and their families. Specific groups which could be targeted include:

  • People who have been bereaved.
  • Those with unmet needs from physical injury.
  • People serving in the Armed Forces who were born overseas or with immediate family overseas.
  • Armed Forces families coming to the UK.
  • Veterans from LGBT+ communities.
  • Female veterans.
  • Veterans and families with needs that make them particularly vulnerable.

Activities could explore socio-economic considerations or needs relating to disabilities or mental health needs such as addiction. Support for communities that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic could also be considered.

The Trust would also like to fund a small number of projects that would strategically address challenges of perceptions of Armed Forces communities within the wider civilian population.

Who can apply? Applications are accepted from charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) in the UK which have been registered for a minimum of three years.

Groups do not need to be Armed Forces-specific, but must be willing to work in partnership with Armed Forces organisations.

Partnership working is encouraged. Local Authorities, Health Bodies and other organisations not eligible to apply directly could deliver projects in collaboration with an eligible organisation.

Grant amount: Grants of up to £100,000 over two or three years are available. In the case of three-year grants, funding will be tapered over the three years.The funders are unlikely to support projects which are less than two years in length.

In exceptional circumstances, the Trust may consider making enhanced grants of up to £150,000. In this case, core projects must be able to be delivered in £100,000 or less, and an additional £50,000 should be requested for additional work.

Application process: Full guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website

Deadline: There are two application windows:

  • 8 August 2022, for decisions in October 2022.
  • 14 November 2022, for decisions in February 2023.

Contact Information

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
7 Hatherley Street

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Monday, 14 November, 2022