The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has devised this eligibility checker to ensure those wishing to apply to our funding programmes do not unduly begin the process if they don’t meet our basic eligibility.
We strongly recommend you use the checker before beginning your application.
Our checker only covers basic eligibility and not individual funding programme requirements. If you pass the eligibility check, then please refer to the programme guidance document, available on the individual programme pages on our website, to check your proposed project meets the programme's specific eligibility, themes, priorities, outcomes and is in line with the types of project that will be supported.
We cannot accept funding applications from:
We recommend you visit the following useful websites, which you may find useful even if you are not a registered charity:
Some of our funding programmes will only support non-Armed Forces charities and CICs if they can prove they have substantial, recent experience of supporting the Armed Forces Community.
For more information on organisation set up, you may find the following links useful, even if you are not a registered charity:
We encourage you to revisit our eligibility criteria once your organisation is more established.
In the meantime, you may wish to visit the following useful websites, which you may find useful even if you are not a registered charity:
The Trust can only award funding to projects that clearly benefit the Armed Forces community and where the main beneficiaries are part of that community.
We cannot award funding retrospectively to projects that have already started or taken place prior to a grant being formally awarded.
Please be aware that the Trust cannot support these costs.
While we may award funding to your project, these are ineligible budget items that we cannot pay for. This is not an exhaustive list. If you are unsure of the eligibility of any other budget items please do read the Guidance for the programme(s) you are interested in, and if you are still unsure, you can contact us for support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be aware that we are unable to accept application forms that do not contain an organisational email address. If you need some further support with this, please contact us at email@example.com
If you are applying on behalf of a Forces base, please be aware that MOD NET email addresses my not accept your emailed offer letter in the event you are awarded funding. We strongly recommend you include an alternative email address in your application.
Please be aware that if you are awarded funding from the Trust, you will need to be able to provide a relevant form of banking evidence to us electronically, in order to receive your money. Not being able to do this may result in your grant offer being withdrawn.