Veterans' Foundation

funding update

Aims/priorities: The Veterans' Foundation, a registered charity, provides funding to charities and other organisations that support serving and former members of the British Armed Forces, and sometimes their dependants, who are in need. Most of the funding is raised through the Veterans’ Lottery (VL) which was launched in Summer 2016.

The funding can be used for projects covering a range of aspects of social care for the Armed Forces community, including but not limited to:

  • Homelessness.
  • Employability.
  • Poverty.
  • Disability.
  • Welfare issues.
  • Mental health.
  • Marriage guidance.
  • Care during old age.
  • Confidence building.

The grants can be used to cover a range of project costs. The Foundation will also consider funding running costs of eligible organisations, provided sustainability is being considered.

Who can apply? All registered charities and other organisations that support the Armed Forces community (veterans, those serving and immediate dependants), including seafaring veterans who have served on operations, can apply.

Eligible organisation types include:

  • Charities.
  • Not-for-profit organisations.
  • Community projects.

Priority is given to charities and organisations who can demonstrate that they are directly involved in the provision of support to those in need, as well as well-run organisations of low to medium wealth.

Grant amount: The maximum grant available is £30,000.

Applications for spread grants, eg, a total of £30,000 awarded as £10,000 per year for three years, will also be considered.

The Foundation tends to award more small grants than large grants.

Application process: Guidance notes and the application form can be found on the Veterans’ Foundation's website

Applications should be submitted electronically but paper applications are also accepted in exceptional cases.

Deadline:  Applications are considered at committee meetings four times a year in January, April, June, and October. Applications should be submitted by the end of the month preceding the meeting, so by the end of December, March, May, or September.

Contact Information: Email:

 Website address:

£10,000.01 to £25,000
Charitable Company
Constituted Group
Registered Charity
Social Enterprise
Funding Theme: 
Health and Wellbeing