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Supporting Armed Forces in Acute Hospital Settings programme

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

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

Two-year grants of up to £120,000 available

Closes midday 2 July

Funding available for hospitals which can show they have already worked with others to improve support for veterans who access their services

Introduction

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

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

Eligibility

Applications can only be made by hospitals which can show that they have already worked with others to improve support for veterans who access their services.

Only hospitals that meet the eligibility criteria can apply. There is more information in the programme guidance.

What’s available?

Eligible hospitals can apply for a grant of up to £120,000 for a two-year project.

Themes and priorities

If you are eligible, you can 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 will involve 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.

The programme is likely to receive more applications than it can support. Priority will be 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.

In your application, you will need to show us how you would sustain the project in the longer term.   You will also need to take part in an evaluation and you’ll need to provide data from your project as part of this. 

Deadlines and dates to note

The deadline on this programme has been extended. You’ll need to submit your application by midday on 2 July 2021. You’ll receive a decision in September 2021.

Guidance and resources

We encourage you to read the Programme guidance and other resources below to help you to begin planning your application.

We encourage you to take a look at the application questions before beginning your online application to this programme.  Please note, this is for reference only and applications can only be made via our online application portal. You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving an award, here.

Ready to apply?

Please ensure you have read the Programme Guidance document and other resources above before applying. Click below to begin your application in our online grants portal.

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