Our vision is for a thriving Armed Forces community that is valued and supported within our society

New funding

Major Capital Grants programme now open!

The Trust has launched the latest programme under the Veterans' Capital Housing Fund. The Major Capital Grants programme will award grants of £75K to £500K+ for capital projects providing new or additional housing accommodation for Veterans.

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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.

Jocelyne Newman Community Development Officer, Grant Holder - Force For Change

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.

Warrant Officer Class 1, Royal Navy - Grant Holder NAAFI Fund

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.

Hattie Gordon, Reading Force - Grant Holder, Removing Barriers to Family Life

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

Danny Egan the Director of Health and Wellbeing for RMA – The Royal Marines Charity

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!

Military parent of Dora, 7 years old

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.

Military parent of Isla, 7 years old

Being a part of the project has provided us with an amazing opportunity to collaborate with other charities and organisations to provide the best support and opportunities for veterans and their families in our area. With the new activities we can provide, we are seeing engagement with veterans who have not reached out to us before.

VPPP Portfolio lead

New Fund launched

Introducing the Veterans' Career Development Fund

The Trust has launched a brand new Fund supporting employability of Veterans and their families. For full details, click below.

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£14 million+

Awarded to support the Armed Forces community in 2022/23 Our impact


High impact grants to address significant challenges, awarded through our £3M Transformational Grants Programme in 2022/23 Read more

£30 million

Awarded between 2019-22 under six programmes to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing Learn more

Current Programmes

Closing date: 03 Jan 2024

Funded by Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund

Major Capital Grants Programme

This programme will award grants of between £75,000 and £500,000 towards projects that support significant refurbishment, including extensions and new builds, of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for Veterans with a housing need.

Open to: Registered charities or registered social housing providers

Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Funded by Office for Veterans' Affairs

Veterans’ Career Development Fund

The Trust will award grants on behalf of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, to projects that will enable Veterans and their families to enter stable long-term employment, by delivering qualifications and training.

Closing date: 11 Dec 2023

Funded by Covenant Fund

Transformational Grants programme

This highly specialised programme will make a small number of grants to create systemic change for Armed Forces communities. Grants of up to £300,000 are available.

Open to: Charities

Closing date: 13 Dec 2023

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Force for Change programme

This programme will award grants of up to £15,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration in local Armed Forces communities.

Open to: Armed Forces communities locally

Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Funded by Veterans' Capital Housing Fund

Development Grants Programme

This programme will award grants of up to £25,000 to assist in the development of new build projects that will offer high quality support for veterans with a housing need.

Closing date: 08 Jan 2024

Funded by Veterans Capital Housing Fund

Refurbishment Grants Programme

This programme will award grants of up to £75K towards projects that assist in the refurbishment or extension of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for veterans with a housing need.

Closing date: 12 Jan 2024

Funded by MOD

Armed Forces Families Fund: Early Years programme 2023-24

This programme will award grants of between £5,000 and £80,000 on behalf of the MOD’s Armed Forces Families Fund Early Years Programme for projects which help enhance early childhood education and childcare settings of young children from Armed Forces families.

Closing date: 25 Jan 2024

Funded by MOD

AF3: Supporting Partners Programme

The Supporting Partners programme provides funding to projects that will improve support for Service partners and spouses regarding the skills and experiences they bring to the workplace.