Major Capital Grants Programme
This programme will award grants of between £75,000 and £500,000 towards projects that support significant refurbishment, including extensions and new builds, of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for Veterans with a housing need.
Apply by 5pm, 3 January 2023
Grants of £75,000 to £500,000
Major grants programme for capital projects
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is delivering the Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund on behalf of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs. The Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund supports projects that contribute to the wider aim of ending Veterans’ homelessness by providing affordable and viable homes for Veterans.
Under this programme the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award grants of between £75,000 and £500,000 towards new builds and significant refurbishment, including extensions, of rental accommodation offering high quality support for Veterans with a housing need.
To be eligible for this funding, you must be one of the following:
- A registered Charity that can show it works with Veterans
- A registered social housing provider or Registered Social Landlord in Scotland that can show it works with Veterans
There is more detailed information about eligibility in the programme guidelines available below.
This is a major grants programme for capital projects that will support new builds, significant refurbishment, or extension of accommodation for Veterans.
Under this programme, the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust will award grants of between £75K and £500K.
Larger grants of between £500K to £1M may be available for exceptional projects which meet additional criteria as outlined in the programme guidance below.
Themes and priorities
We want to support projects that need help to refurbish or extend existing accommodation or build new accommodation to house Veterans. You can apply for this programme if your project will:
- Enable major refurbishment of existing social rented or affordable rented homes for Veterans
- Enable extensions of existing buildings to increase the availability of Veteran housing
- Increase the number of new build, homes/housing units available to Veterans at affordable or social rents
- Ensure properties meet decent homes and energy efficiency standards
A strong application will show us at the Expression of Interest stage how the project would meet the wider aims of the Veteran Capital Housing Fund. You will also need to show us how your project will support Veterans at risk and how it will support longer-term change that will last beyond the life of your grant.
Dates and deadlines to note
Grants will be awarded across four programme rounds. Each round has a two-stage application process. At stage one, applicants are asked to submit an Expression of Interest (EoI) which asks for an overview of your project. If you are successful, you will then be asked to submit a more detailed stage two application.
For Round One, Expression of Interest must be submitted by 5pm on 3 January 2024, you will be notified about the outcome of your EoI before the end of March 2024.
Further rounds have provisionally been set for the following dates; however these may be subject to change. We will update this table with any changes that are made to future rounds.
|Funding round||EOI deadline||EOI outcome||Full application deadline||Final decision|
|Round One||5pm, 3 January 2024||end March 2024||3 May 2024|
3 June 2024
|end July 2024|
end September 2024
|Round Two||5pm, 17 June 2024||end September 2024||9 December 2024||end March 2025|
|Round Three||5pm, 3 January 2025||end March 2025||2 June 2025||end September 2025|
|Round Four||5pm, 16 June 2025||end September 2025||8 December 2025||end March 2026|
There is more information about deadlines in the programme guidance below.
Guidance and Resources
We encourage you to take a look at the application questions before beginning your online application to the Major Capital Grants Programme.
You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving a grant under this Fund.
Application questions in Word
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