Aims/priorities: The aim of the Foundation is to help charities and other organisations that support serving and former members of the British Armed Forces, and sometimes their dependants, who are in need.
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:
- Reducing homelessness.
- Increasing employment.
- Providing welfare and medical support.
- Increasing confidence and social interaction.
- Reducing dependence on alcohol and drugs.
- Reducing poverty.
- Mental health.
- Marriage guidance.
- Care during old age.
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:
- 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: Up to £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.
Application process: The Foundation prefers to receive applications electronically but in exceptional cases a paper application can be submitted.
Guidance notes and the application form are available on the website of the Veterans' Foundation.
Deadline: 12 November, for consideration in December.
Contact information: Tel: 0333 999 3899, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.veteransfoundation.org.uk