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Type: News

Categories: funding support, Guidance, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorised

April 20, 2020

Is Covid-19 causing difficulties with your funded project activities?

We’ll do all we can to help you keep supporting the people who benefit from the grant that we have awarded to you. We know your organisation will be deciding how best to respond to the Government’s advice, and making the best choices for your staff, volunteers and your beneficiaries should be your priority. We…

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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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The NAAFI Fund: Images of Army, Navy and RAF personnel

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces families, funding support, New programmes, Programme news, Uncategorized

February 4, 2021

Second round of popular NAAFI Welfare Fund announced

Following the popularity of the first round of the NAAFI Welfare Fund, in which we received £4.2 million worth of applications, we are delighted to announce the next round in 2021.

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Veterans and volunteers from Walking With the Wounded playing bagpipes

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Categories: Positive Pathways Programme, Projects we've funded, Veterans

December 31, 2020

Piping in the New Year

Mind the Pipes and Drums was developed with veterans in Northern Ireland so as to enable veterans to partake in music based, social activities where they could come together to learn new skills, and to develop a sense of achievement and pride. Over 130 veterans have taken part in this project, which was supported with…

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Type: Case Study

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized, Veterans, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 15, 2020

Scarborough veterans get creative

The final installment in our ‘Festive Forces’ series, is from Art Therapy Yorkshire, who received £9,800 from the Forces Communities Together programme for a series of online art sessions culminating in a public exhibition.

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A painting by a veteran of Dad's Army

Type: Case Study

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 14, 2020

Discovering the art of isolation

In the latest installment of our ‘Festive Forces’ series, we hear from Age UK Lancashire, which received £9,850 from the Forces Communities Together programme to work with veterans to produce creative work such as art, crafts and poems. The organisation was keen to offer activities that boost mood and wellbeing, offering veterans involved a sense of achievement.

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Type: Case Study

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 11, 2020

Busting boredom during Covid restrictions

The next instalment in our ‘Festive Forces’ series, is from The Not Forgotten, who received £10,000 from the Forces Communities Together programme towards the cost of producing and delivering jigsaws and ‘Boredom Buster’ booklets to isolated and lonely veterans.

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Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants, Armed Forces families, funding support, New programmes, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Removing Barriers to Family Life, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 8, 2020

First awards made from the Force for Change programme

More than £1 million has been awarded to 56 projects under Round 1 of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change programme.

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Type: News

Categories: funding support, Impact, Positive Pathways Programme, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Veterans' mental health and wellbeing

December 8, 2020

Sports, arts, conservation and more in latest round of Positive Pathways awards!

In the latest round of the Positive Pathways programme, more than £1 million has been awarded to support veteran-focused projects.

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