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A person sitting by a window

Type: News

Categories: Armed Forces families, Carers and Families, funding support, New programmes, Uncategorized

May 12, 2020

Emergency funding for frontline Armed Forces charities working with Armed Forces communities

The Government has announced £6M in funding for Armed Forces charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) who are delivering services to veterans, Armed Forces families and others from the Armed Forces community. What’s available? Grants of up to £60,000 are available. In exceptional circumstances, such as providing support to people who are particularly vulnerable, or…

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We're here to help you keep supporting the Armed Forces community. We remain remotely open

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: funding support, Impact, New programmes, Uncategorized

April 20, 2020

Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust set to offer additional funding for veterans’ projects

Following an announcement on 11 March 2020 by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, an additional £10M of funding has been awarded to the Trust to distribute as grants to support veterans’ mental health and wellbeing. The Trust is privileged to be tasked with managing this funding, and we’ll be able to announce more details in…

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An older veteran

Type: News

Categories: funding support, Impact, Programme news, Projects we've funded, Uncategorized, Veterans' Community Centres Programme

April 20, 2020

Veterans’ Minister praises much-needed funding awarded to veterans’ community centres

The final round of awards have been made under the Veterans’ Community Centres programme, this time including larger projects awarded sums of up to £150,000. In our biggest round yet, 46 refurbishment projects were supported from Shetland in the North, to Plymouth in the South, County Durham in the East, to Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and…

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A family supported by Reading Force

Type: News

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

April 20, 2020

More than £7M awarded in support of Forces families and helping to remove barriers to family life

The Removing Barriers to Family Life programme has made 60 awards totalling just over £7M to support Armed Forces families. Awards were made at two levels, medium grants of £30k to £100k and large grants of up to £300k or more, for exceptional, transformational work. Wide range of provision supported We’re pleased to have supported…

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Type: News

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

April 7, 2020

Veterans to get out and active in latest batch of Positive Pathways programme awards!

We’re excited to announce that the second round of Positive Pathways programme awards has seen a whopping £3,465,000 go towards activity-based projects for Armed Forces veterans. Continuing the theme of being veteran-led and getting veterans out and active, successful projects will be hosting all manner of sports, outdoor pursuits and nature-based therapies. ‘Creating lasting personal…

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A group of 6 veterans

Type: News

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

April 7, 2020

Final round of Local Grants funding supports 48 great Armed Forces projects!

Almost £700,000 has been awarded in the final round of funding for the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme. We were delighted to be able to support 48 more projects, spanning the UK and even supporting those based in British Forces Cyprus. Supporting the community in different ways Once again, a whole range of support…

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Ian Leckie, Grants Officer speaking at an event

Type: News

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

February 13, 2020

The local face of funding: now and in the future

With more than 650 awards over the past five years, the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme will end after the final round of awards are made this month. At our recent Breakfast Seminar event to look at the Trust now and in the future, Trust Grants Officer Ian Leckie spoke about the truly local…

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A veteran at Veterans Woodcraft CIC

Type: Case Study

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

January 28, 2020

Carving new skills for veterans in the North East

Positive Pathways awardee, Veterans’ Woodcraft CIC, were awarded £70,000 over two years for their ‘Woodworking Warriors’ project, which tackles the mental health and wellbeing of veterans in the North East. This new funding will allow the group to open its workshops to many more veterans, enabling them to access new skills and, importantly, to make…

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Melloney Poole, CEO, giving a speech at the Breakfast seminar

Type: News

Categories: Uncategorised, Uncategorized

January 23, 2020

Trust hosts first funding-focused seminar

The Trust hosted its first breakfast seminar at the majestic Royal Hospital Chelsea this week; a great opportunity to bring invited guests together to learn about who we are and how we are supporting the Armed Forces community. We were delighted to speak to representatives from the MOD, the Cabinet Office including Minister for Defence…

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