Funded by NAAFI

The NAAFI Fund

The NAAFI Fund makes grants to UK Armed Forces bases, located in the UK or overseas, for projects that improve the quality of life for serving personnel and serving families living on or near a Forces base or station.

This programme is not currently accepting applications

Introduction

*Please note, this programme is not currently accepting new applications*

The NAAFI Fund makes grants to UK Armed Forces bases, located in the UK or overseas, for projects that improve the quality of life for serving personnel and serving families living on or near a Forces base or station.

The NAAFI Fund comes from funding made available by the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI). The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is administering the NAAFI Fund on behalf of NAAFI.

Eligibility

This funding is only available to UK Armed Forces bases and stations. Applications can be made by UK bases that are located overseas.

By base, we mean the place your Service personnel are stationed. As we welcome applications from all three Services, this could be an Army base, air base or station,  Naval base or other associated military establishment.

Charities and other organisations are not eligible to apply for this programme. An Armed Forces base could, however, choose to work with a charity or other local organisation as part of their project.

A full list of eligibility criteria is available in the programme guidance below.

What’s available?

Grants of £5,000 to £20,000 are available for up to a year.

A small number of grants in excess of £20,000 may also be awarded, for more ambitious projects.

Themes and priorities

Grants should be used to help serving personnel and their families be healthier and more active as well as providing activities or enhancing spaces to socialise, to improve their mental health.

The people who benefit from the grant must be serving members of HM Armed Forces, or their families, living on or near a base or station.

Grants can be used to refurbish spaces or purchase equipment.

You can also use grants for staff costs or fees, but you should be able to show us how an activity would be sustained at the end of the grant period if there is an ongoing need.

There is more information in the programme guidance.

Application process

Stage one and two applications are now closed.

Deadlines and dates to note

If you applied by the closing date, you will receive a decision in October 2021.

Guidance and resources

Please note, this progamme is not currently accepting applications and these documents may be subject to change.

We strongly recommend you read the programme guidance in full before applying.

If your initial 50-word summary was approved by NAAFI, you’ll receive a link to our online application portal, to complete your full application. We encourage you to take a look at the application questions before beginning your online application. Please note, this is for reference only. You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving an award from this programme, here.

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