Aims/priorities: Funding is intended to deliver permanent and significant changes or improvements for Armed Forces communities, where there are hidden needs not being met by current service provision. Projects must be highly specific and targeted to the particular needs of a group of people within the Armed Forces community. For example:
- Veterans from LGBT+ communities.
- Female veterans.
- Armed Forces families from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) communities.
- Veterans with a specific unmet mental health need, such as gambling addiction.
- Armed Forces families where children have special educational needs and the families are not currently able to access the support they need.
Applications focused on the prevention of problems are eligible but must be highly targeted to a specific group of people within the Armed Forces community that are at particular risk of the problem(s) that the project will be attempting to prevent. Projects should be national in focus, but those concerning only one of the four UK countries may be considered where a strong case is made.
Who can apply? Charities in the UK that have been registered for at least three years are eligible to apply. Groups must be able to demonstrate clear evidence of experience working with the specific Armed Forces community that the application would support. Charities which are not Armed Forces specific may apply, but must work in partnership with Armed Forces organisations.
Grant amount: Five to seven grants of up to £300,000 for three to five years are available.
Application process: Full guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website.
Deadline: 9am 12 September 2022
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
7 Hatherley Street
Website address: https://covenantfund.org.uk/