March 22, 2023
AF3: Supporting Partners Programme
The Supporting Partners programme provides funding to projects that will improve support for Service partners and spouses regarding the skills and experiences they bring to the workplace.
Grants of £30,000 to £80,000 available
Closing date 5pm 25 January 2024
Introduction to the Supporting Partners programme
The Trust has partnered with the MOD to administer the Armed Forces Families Fund. The Supporting Partners programme provides funding to projects that will improve support for Service partners and spouses regarding the skills and experiences they bring to the workplace. As well as understanding and mitigating the challenges for them as the whole family transitions to civilian life.
This year, there is a renewed focus for the Supporting Partners programme. To learn more about the programme in 2022/23, including the awards made, click the button below.
We invite applications from the following types of organisations.
- A registered Charity
- A Community Interest Company (CIC)
- An Armed Forces Unit or base
- A UK university.
Full eligibility details are available in the programme guidance below.
Grants of between £30,000 and £80,000 for projects lasting 1-2 years are available. We anticipate that the majority of grants awarded will be below £60,000.
Themes and priorities
Projects should have a positive, lasting impact for partners of Serving Personnel or Reservists based in the UK or overseas.
Your project will need to show that it will improve access to support, and will celebrate the skills and experiences spouses and partners bring to the workplace.
Your project must meet one of the following aims.
- Enable partners to access knowledge and information that’s relevant to employment opportunities.
- Improve access to education, training, and qualifications for partners.
- Communicate the skills and experiences that partners are able to bring to the workplace.
Project ideas should be hands on, impactful and targeted. You could explore ways of upskilling partners of Serving Personnel or Reservists through training, education and qualifications. Your projects might support partners to access paid employment, by finding ways to connect more partners to existing support.
There are more examples of the types of projects that could be funded in the programme guidance document.
Deadlines and dates to note
You must submit your application by 5pm Thursday 25 January 2024.
We cannot accept late applications.
If your application is submitted by the deadline, you will receive a decision before the end of March 2024.
Guidance and resources
We encourage you to take a look at the application questions before beginning your online application to the AF3: Supporting Partners Programme
You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving a grant under this Fund.
Application questions in Word
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Ready to apply?
Now you have read the guidance you can apply through our online application form which you can access through this link.Apply now
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