Funded by Armed Forces Covenant

Tackling Loneliness programme

The Tackling Loneliness programme will address social isolation by targeting specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach.

This programme is now closed

Programme overview

In early 2020, the Trust ran a consultation to discover how important it was to reduce social isolation and improve integration and engagement with provision, within the Armed Forces community.

Our consultation highlighted loneliness as a major factor of social isolation. It can affect people of all ages and from all backgrounds. The Tackling Loneliness programme was designed to address this challenge by targeting specific groups within the Armed Forces community who are traditionally harder to reach.

Fixed, two-year grants of £70,000 were available for projects meeting at least one of the following key themes:

  • Building stronger social networks and friendships.
  • Improving access to local activities and provision.
  • Building emotional resilience to overcome the causes of loneliness.
  • Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more independent.

Projects awarded

If you made an application to this programme before the deadline, you will receive a decision before the end of February 2021.

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