Closing date: 14 Nov 2022

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme

The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 over a period of up to three years.

Grants of up to £100,000 are available

You can apply for a grant for up to a three year period

Closing date midday 14 November

High impact

We are also looking for applications that can be clear about the evidence of why their project is needed, and how the impact of the project will continue after the grant has ended.  

The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 over a period of up to three years. For exceptional projects, larger grants may be available. We are looking for projects that are specific and targeted; and this could include addressing hidden needs, as well as needs that are more well known. 

We are also looking for applications that can be clear about the evidence of why their project is needed, and how the impact of the project will continue after the grant has ended.  

We will be more likely to fund projects that focus on specific groups of people within Armed Forces communities, rather than more general approaches. We are also keen to see that the people who will benefit from the project have been able to shape how it will be delivered. 

Eligibility

Charities and CICs can apply for a grant. There is more information in the programme guidance.

What’s available

You can apply for up to £100,000; for up to a three year period. You can exceptionally apply for an enhanced grant. There is more information in the programme guidance.

Themes and priorities

This is a programme that will fund projects that will deliver significant changes or improvements for Armed Forces communities where there are hidden or compelling needs. We want to hear from those who know the most about what is needed and that’s why this year we are running such a broad programme.

If you apply for a grant, you need to show how this would help to address hidden, compelling and complex needs, for specific and identified beneficiaries, in a meaningful way, and where evidence has highlighted gaps in support and provision.

Deadlines and dates to note

There will be two rounds of this funding programme, with two deadlines during 2022/23. 

If you applied by 8 August 2022, you’ll receive a decision in October.

If you apply by 14 November, you’ll receive a decision in February 2023 . 

Guidance and resources

We encourage you to take a look at the application questions before beginning your online application to the Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme

You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving a Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme

Application questions in word

Please note, this is for reference only and applications can only be made via our online application portal.

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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.