News

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces Children, Removing Barriers to Family Life, Service Children

March 18, 2021

Empowering the voices of Forces children

Never Such Innocence (NSI) were awarded £100,000 for their ‘Voices of Armed Forces Children’ project, aimed at giving young people from Forces families a creative outlet.

Here, the organisation shares the story of 10-year-old Jacob who used poetry to share his experiences as a child from a Naval family…

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Service Families

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded

March 18, 2021

Family Life and the Armed Forces community

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and the Directory of Social Change have published an evaluation report exploring the impact of just under £11.5M of grant funds that the Trust has awarded through the Covenant Fund to support Armed Forces families that were experiencing difficult challenges.

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The Force for Change Programme

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants, Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, Guidance, New programmes, Programme news, Removing Barriers to Family Life, Veterans

March 10, 2021

Force for Change programme reopens for three further rounds

We’re delighted to announce three further rounds of the Force for Change programme, for projects that reduce social isolation and promote integration of Forces communities.

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Scottys Little Soldiers

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Removing Barriers to Family Life, Uncategorized, Veterans

March 2, 2021

Over £4M awarded to 60 projects tackling loneliness in Forces communities

The Trust is delighted to announce that 60 fantastic projects have been awarded grants of £70,000 under the Tackling Loneliness programme, designed to tackle loneliness and isolation in our Forces communities across the UK.

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Type: News

Categories: Carers and Families, funding support, New programmes, Programme news, Removing Barriers to Family Life, Uncategorized, Veterans

February 16, 2021

New funding programmes opening in April 2021

We are pleased to announce new funding programmes for the 2021/22 financial year.

These programmes are designed to support veterans, Armed Forces families and serving personnel, to recover from some of the wider impacts of the Covid pandemic.

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Front cover of the Reach and Impact of the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants Programme report. The cover picture shows a group of older veterans playing football

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants, Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized, Veterans

February 16, 2021

Exploring the impact of the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme on Forces communities

The Trust has published two reports that explore the reach and impact of the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme.

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Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded

December 7, 2020

Budding journalists hone their skills with Little Troopers

Carrying on the festive feels with our ‘Festive Forces’ series, we’re pleased to share another update from a great project supported through our recent Forces Communities Together programme.

Little Troopers received £10,000 to create a newspaper for military families, with content created by Service children.

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Type: External News

Categories: Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Removing Barriers to Family Life, Uncategorized

November 12, 2020

Veterans’ family workshops prove a hit in the North East

Families of veterans enjoyed a free programme of activities during the recent October half-term at the Beacon of Light.

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Tackling Loneliness Programme: Programme name on an abstract background featuring red and blue colours:

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, New programmes, Programme news, Uncategorized, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

October 1, 2020

Tackling Loneliness deadline extended

In response to the ongoing impact of the Covid pandemic, we’re giving organisations more time to apply…

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Report cover - an evaluation and critical analysis of the impact of the Aged Veterans Fund

Type: News

Categories: Carers and Families, Consultation, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized

October 1, 2020

Aged Veterans’ Fund report shows boost to the wellbeing of older veterans

Data from the Aged Veterans’ Fund (AVF) shows that projects have been reaching veterans between the ages of 75-80 and that there have been improvements to their health and wellbeing.

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