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The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

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Categories: New programmes, Programme news, Veterans

September 23, 2021

Sustaining support: Extra support for Veterans and Armed Forces families impacted by the Afghanistan conflict

The Sustaining Support: Supporting veterans and families impacted by the Afghanistan conflict programme is being delivered at pace to enable funding to get swiftly to projects to expand their activities. The funding is being targeted to programmes where the type of work that they are doing through their projects would be most likely to be able to be scaled up quickly. Decisions on funding will be made in November 2021.

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The Armed Forces Covenant Trust Annual Report 2020/2021

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Categories: Armed Forces families, funding support, Impact

September 23, 2021

Trust’s Annual Report explores grant delivery through Covid pandemic

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has published its annual report for 2020/21, which gives the opportunity to reflect on a year of challenges.

th the Trustees under the outstanding leadership of Helen Helliwell, the Chair and the staff are responded to the challenges of Covid by focusing on what the Trust could do to support the Armed Forces charity sector, and the people it supports.

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Categories: Armed Forces families, Impact, Programme news, Veterans

September 1, 2021

Armed Forces Covenant Funding to Local Authorities made a difference to communities across the UK

Under the Strengthening Delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant Programme, the Covenant Fund awarded £6.6M through two rounds of funding to clusters of Local Authorities (LAs). They used the funding to work with other Local Authorities in their areas enabling…

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Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten programme

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Categories: Programme news, Veterans, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

September 1, 2021

The Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten programme: exploring how it supported vulnerable veterans

In April 2020, the Trust launched the Veterans Should Not Be Forgotten programme; working hard to ensure the funding was delivered in a very short time frame, to provide immediate support to vulnerable veterans most likely to be adversely impacted by the restrictions imposed on us all during Covid-19.

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How the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust responded to the Covid-19 pandemic evaluation report

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Categories: Programme news, Veterans, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

September 1, 2021

Supporting the wider Armed Forces sector: How the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust responded to the Covid-19 pandemic evaluation report

2020 was no ordinary year. The Covid-19 pandemic caused various challenges for many organisations supporting the Forces community and the Trust was determined to do all we could to keep supporting our grant holders and their beneficiaries.

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Categories: Programme news, Veterans, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

August 16, 2021

Get involved with Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme consultation events in your area

Did you know organisations across the UK are currently conducting consultation events in preparation for applying to our Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme? 

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Categories: Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants, Armed Forces families, funding support, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Veterans

July 20, 2021

Reducing Isolation in Forces communities across the UK: Latest awards announced from the Force for Change programme

We’re delighted to announce a further 64 projects supported under the latest round of the popular Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change programme!

Each of these projects, supported with a share of more than £600,000, will help to reduce isolation and promote integration, aiding the post-Covid recovery of our Armed Forces communities.

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July 1, 2021

Veterans Places, Pathways and People Consultation Events

This programme will award 10 grants of up to £800,000 to portfolios of projects, which will work regionally to develop better, more joined up lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs. Organisations are working on developing comprehensive portfolios…

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Type: News

Categories: New programmes, Programme news, Veterans, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

May 28, 2021

New funding to give veterans access to better places, pathways and people

The Trust is pleased to announce the launch of a new Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund programme, which will work regionally to develop better, more joined up lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs.

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Categories: Armed Forces families

May 17, 2021

Support for Forces families through the Removing Barriers to Family Life programme

Last year, under the Removing Barriers to Family Life programme, SSAFA received £90,000 for their ‘Disability support for Forces families’ project – providing serving military families, who have a child with a disability/additional needs, with ongoing specialist and peer support, advice and respite.

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