What’s the Knowledge Network?

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) seeks to fund real change that supports Armed Forces communities.

Understanding the impact of the work that we support has a number of benefits.

  • It ensures that our funding programmes make a real difference to veterans, Armed Forces families and the wider Armed Forces community.
  • By using learning from existing funding programmes, it helps us to run stronger and more effective programmes in future.
  • Understanding the impact of their work can help the projects that we support to become more sustainable.
  • We can share learning and good practice ideas from projects that have made a big difference.

We have created the Knowledge Network to help you learn more about the different ways the Trust explores its impact upon the Armed Forces community and the impact of the programmes we deliver; and the positive outcomes from the projects we support – including best practice.

The Knowledge Network is an open access data repository created by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.

It features impact and outcome based content from both the programmes the Trust delivers and the projects we support.

The Knowledge Network is a growing collection of curated content for those working with and supporting the Armed Forces community and features research, reports, evaluations, case studies and e-learning to help showcase the best practice and positive outcomes achieved.

Content in the Knowledge Network has been designed to be highly searchable.

There are curated content sections for those with a specific interest in either Service families or veterans and carers, plus a section featuring content with the theme of delivering change at a local level.

Users can search for content using keywords in the search tab of the Knowledge Network homepage and all content is easily filterable using the tick boxes on the left hand side of the main page.

The Trust has placed suggested further reading sections within most pages to help guide you to even more useful content within the Knowledge Network, but do feel free to have a browse and click your way through the various sections!

Got a question?

Check out our handy FAQ section to help you get to grips with the Knowledge Network and how it could positively influence your work in supporting the Armed Forces community.

Over time, we’ll be developing the Knowledge Network, and adding more reports and resources from projects that we’ve funded

With an initial grant from us of £500,000, the Northern Hub for Veterans and Families Research at Northumbria University used funding from the Covenant Fund to develop a map of veterans’ and their families’ welfare needs across the whole of the UK, based on data from public sources, statistics, health data and data directly from Armed Forces charities.

We awarded additional funding to expand the Map of Need to include data relating to Armed Forces families. You can explore the findings from this major project.

We’ll add other collections of information from programmes that we have funded later this year.