Closing date: 08 Jan 2025

Funded by Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund

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 Midday 8 January 2025

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.

What’s available

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 the next round, Expression of Interest must be submitted by midday on 8 January 2025, and applicants will be notified about the outcome of their EOI before the end of March 2025. 

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 roundEOI deadlineEOI outcomeFull application deadlineFinal decision
Round One5pm, 3 January 2024end March 20243 May 2024
3 June 2024
end July 2024
end September 2024
Round TwoMidday, 19 June 2024end September 2024Midday 11 December 2024end March 2025
Round ThreeMidday 8 January 2025end March 2025Midday 4 June 2025end September 2025
Round FourMidday 18 June 2025end September 2025Midday 10 December 2025end 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

Major Capital Grants Programme application questions for reference only

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