July 15, 2022
Supporting the Armed Forces Covenant through funding real change
We’re incredibly excited and grateful to receive funding from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to be able to support our ‘Active Sharks’ project. We are proud of all the work that our staff do with veterans in the region, this fund will enable us to work with more veterans and their families who need our support.
It’s absolutely fantastic we have won this grant for RAF Marham, (or should that be Fitastic!). Our families are really feeling the affect of the COVID lockdown preventing any groups clubs or activities taking place especially as there was a long deployment of personnel being away for nine months.
Having been awarded the NAAFI Grant for a children’s play area, it will enhance the “lived experience” of many of our Military and Civilian staff and their families. This project will enhance our continued ambition to support our whole force and visiting personnel, whilst providing a focal point for family events.
I am absolutely delighted to receive this award, from the Trust, on behalf of our veterans. The Somme Nursing Home, along with Defence Garden Scheme have designed a Gardening Project to encourage veterans to become engaged with the gardens around our Home.
This group has really helped, especially since lockdown – getting us out of the house, being apart of a community and making friends. Having the support from others through tough times has been really helpful for my own mental well being
It’s wonderful when parents and carers tell us that the books we sent their children became their favourite books. This April we would love to focus on the simple joy of sharing and bonding over a book, and to get many more books into the hands of all the amazing military children there are in the UK and living overseas.
We are so grateful to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust for their continued support. Their generous funding enables us to interact with our members in various ways to make them feel part of a supportive community and help them feel connected to the military.
The initial 'One is Too Many' grant has truly helped us to deliver support across our ‘Lifting the Lid’ project; using data that we have gathered as part of this funding we have been able to successfully access funding from another source to continue the aims of this enduring project
Just so pleased the children have had this fantastic platform to raise awareness for all Service children in the U.K. Awareness of how tough it can be for them at times but at the same time they have so much pride in their Serving family members. And such a perfect opportunity to show how AMAZING they all are!
As parents we feel proud of Isla and blessed that she got this opportunity. We are thrilled that Isla got to live out her dream to go on BGT. As part of the military community I think it’s so important that our children got the opportunity to be involved in something like this.
Veterans Places, People Pathway programme
A new guide has been launched to raise awareness of the 10 portfolios and their work; which will take place over the next two years.Read More
Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme
The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 over a period of up to three years.
Open to: Charities and CICs can apply for a grant. There is more information in the programme guidance.
Force for Change programme
This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.
Open to: Armed Forces communities locally.
Transformational Grants programme
The Trust has launched a highly specialised programme that will make a small number of grants to create systemic change for Armed Forces communities. Grants of up to £300,000 are available. Under this programme, we will fund a very small…
Open to: Charities