April 29, 2022
Supporting the Armed Forces Covenant through funding real change
New Funding Announcement
'Force for Change' AND 'Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities' programme both now open!Read More
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
The NAAFI Fund 2022
We want to make applying for a NAAFI Fund grant as smooth as possible so we have a new dedicated section on our website; that takes you through the process, step by step.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.
The NAAFI Fund
The NAAFI Fund makes grants to UK Armed Forces bases, located in the UK or overseas, for projects that improve the quality of life for serving personnel and serving families living on or near a Forces base or station.
Open to: UK Armed Forces bases and stations. Applications can be made by UK bases that are located overseas.