Refurbishment Grants Programme
This programme will award grants of up to £75K towards projects that assist in the refurbishment or extension of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for veterans with a housing need.
Apply by midday 8 January 2024
Grants of up to £75K
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 up to £75K, on behalf of the Office for Veterans Affairs, towards projects that assist in the refurbishment or extension of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for veterans with a housing need.
More programmes will open under this Fund later in 2023 for larger new build or major refurbishment capital projects.
To be eligible for this funding, you must be one of the following:
- A registered charity that can show it works with veterans or
- A registered social housing provider that can show it works with veterans.
There is more detailed information about eligibility in the programme guidelines available below. This is a complex programme, and it is important that you read the programme guidance carefully before you apply.
This is a refurbishment grant programme for capital projects that will support refurbishment and/or extension of accommodation for veterans. You can apply for grants of up to £75k for capital refurbishments projects lasting up to one year. We anticipate that most grants will be below £40k.
Themes and priorities
We want to support projects that need help to refurbish existing housing for veterans. This could be transitional or permanent housing.
You can apply to this programme if your project will:
- enable refurbishments of existing affordable homes for rent to veterans,
- enable refurbishments of sites that increase the availability of veteran housing
- ensure properties meet decent homes and energy efficiency standards
A strong application will show how the project will contribute to the aims of the government’s ambition to reduce veteran homelessness and end rough sleeping, who you would work with to deliver the project and how the benefits of the work would contribute to the overall aims of this programme.
Dates and deadlines to note
There are two application deadlines this year:
- If you applied by midday 23 October 2023, you’ll receive a decision before the end of December 2023.
- If you apply by midday 8 January 2024, you’ll 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 Refurbishment Grants Programme.
You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving a grant.
Application questions in Word
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The Trust is hosting a ‘Lunch & Learn webinar on 20 November, 1pm to 2pm, which will focus on the Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund programmes. For full details and a link to register your attendance, click below.
Ready to apply?
If you’ve read the guidance and are ready to begin your application, please click below.Apply through our application portal