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Supporting Armed Forces in Acute Hospital Settings programme

This programme supports a small number of pilot projects that will try better ways of supporting veterans and their families when they are in a hospital setting.

The programme is jointly funded by the Covenant Fund (through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust) and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

This programme is now closed

Programme overview

This programme supports a small number of pilot projects that will try better ways of supporting veterans and their families when they are in a hospital setting.

The programme is jointly funded by the Covenant Fund (through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust) and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Applications were open to hospitals which could show that they had already worked with others to improve support for veterans who access their services. Grants of up to £120,000 for two-year projects were available.

More on the programme

Eligible hospitals could apply for a grant for a project that would focus on improving support to veterans who are receiving treatment as an inpatient within your hospital.

This involves having an Armed Forces Advocate to provide additional support and co-ordination with services and Armed Forces charities; and make other improvements that would benefit the Armed Forces community. This project would be in addition to any existing support you provide.

Priority is given to projects in hospitals that are likely to receive higher numbers of veterans (and other members of the Armed Forces community) for treatment, or that serve a particularly high number in terms of age range or Service background.

Projects awarded

If your application was submitted by the deadline, you will receive a decision in September 2021.

Guidance and resources

You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving an award, here.

Programme news and evaluation