Supporting the Armed Forces Covenant through funding real change

New Funding Announcement

Two new programmes launched from the Covenant Fund

'Force for Change' AND 'Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities' programme both now open!

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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.

Vicky Irwin, Sharks Community Trust, Grant Holder - Force For Change

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

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.

Gary Cassells, Somme Nursing Home, Grant holder - Force for Change

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

Beneficiary of Force For Change programme

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

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.

Nikki Scott, Founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers - Grant Holder, Tackling Loneliness Programme

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

Veterans Places, People Pathway programme

New guide launched, find out what's happening in your local area

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.

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£25 million+

Awarded to support the Armed Forces community in 2020/21 Our programmes

116

Awarded grants for projects to help veterans gain better mental health in 2020/21 Our impact

£11.5 million+

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

Current Programmes

Closing date: 08 Aug 2022

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

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.

Closing date: 08 Aug 2022

Funded by 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.

Open to: Armed Forces communities locally.