Closing date: 13 Jun 2022

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 now closed

‘Step by Step’ guide

Use our new ‘Step by Step’ guide to help with the process, link below.

Introduction

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 £25,000 are available for up to a year.
  • A small number of grants in excess of £25,000 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

You need to email a 50 word summary before 25th May, of your idea and how much it will cost to NAAFI.

The email address can be found in the guidance – click here

If your idea fits with the aims of the programme, you will receive a code that will enable you to be able to make your full application.

‘Step by Step’ guide

Use our new ‘Step by Step’ guide to help with the application process.

Deadlines and dates to note

You must email your 50 word summary to NAAFI by 25th May 2022.

The email address can be found in the guidance – click here

If you receive a code following this, you’ll need to have your application to us no later than midday on 13th June 2022 and can expect a decision by end of August.

Guidance and resources

You must read the programme guidance in full before applying

Use our new ‘Step by Step’ guide to help with the application process.

Getting started with a NAAFI Fund grant 2022/2023
Getting started with a NAAFI Fund grant 2022/2023

If your emailed 50-word summary was approved by NAAFI, you’ll receive a link to the Trust’s online application portal, to complete your full application.

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


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