Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change programme

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

Grants up to £10k available

This programme is currently closed for applications

Local projects that help reduce social isolation

Introduction

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be one of the following.

  • An established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities.
  • An Armed Forces unit or base.
  • A local authority.
  • A school.

Under this programme, we cannot support:

  • individuals
  • academy trusts – you cannot apply for an overarching project across your academy chain, though individual schools can apply
  • a charity or CIC, which doesn’t have substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities.
  • other public sector organisations – but you could work with one of the types of organisation listed above as a delivery partner.

A full list of eligibility will be available in the programme guidance once the programme goes live.

What’s available

One year grants of up to £10,000

Themes and priorities

We will fund a wide range of projects under this programme. However, you must be able to show us that your project fits under one of these two main themes.

  • Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more engaged in their local area.
  • Providing opportunities for isolated members of the Armed Forces community to take part in activities that improve general wellbeing.

Deadlines and dates to note

This programme is currently closed for applications.

Guidance and resources

Guidance documents will be available once the programme goes live.

Programme news