Supporting the Armed Forces Covenant through funding real change

Ger Fowler, Chief Executive, Veterans in Crisis CIC:

“The Armed Forces Covenant has been a great friend to Veterans in Crisis. It is so reassuring to work with a compassionate funder who understands our world and appreciates the special circumstances of the people we support. Without the Covenant, we would never have achieved the impact that we have, and many veterans and their families would still be struggling unnecessarily with loneliness, social isolation, poverty, and the misery of COVID-19. We – and the service men and women and their families who we support - are extremely grateful.”

£11.5 million+

Awarded to over 700 projects under the Local Grants programme between 2015-2020 Local Grants programme

£6.56 million

Awarded to local government to strengthen delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant Our impact

£21.38 million+

Awarded to projects supporting the Armed Forces community in 2019/20 Our programmes

Current Programmes

Funded by

Supporting Armed Forces in Acute Hospital Settings programme

This programme will support a small number of pilot projects that will try better ways of supporting veterans and their families when they are in a hospital setting.

This programme is jointly funded by the Covenant Fund (through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust) and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme

This programme will award grants of up to £100,000 for existing charitable projects to help charities to sustain activities and services that people from Armed Forces communities use and value.

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Sustaining Delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant programme

The Sustaining Delivery programme provides funding to enable local authority clusters funded under the Strengthening Delivery of the Covenant programme to conclude their work; delivering longer term changes that enable people from Armed Forces communities to be able to better access services and support in their local areas.

Funded by NAAFI

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.

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: 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.