November 2, 2023
Veterans’ Career Development Fund
The Trust will award grants on behalf of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, to projects that will enable Veterans and their families to enter stable long-term employment, by delivering qualifications and training.
Grants up to £70,000 available
Application deadline 5pm 8 Jan 2024
About the Veterans’ Career Development Fund
Under this programme, the Trust will award grants on behalf of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs, to projects that will enable Veterans and their families to enter stable long-term employment, by delivering qualifications and training.
To be eligible to apply, your organisation must be one of the following:
- A UK university
- A registered charity registered in the UK (with one or more of the charity commissions for England and Wales, or Scotland or Northern Ireland) for at least three years at the time of your application and able to provide published accounts for all three years if requested.
- A Community Interest Company (CIC) registered in the UK for at least three years at the time of your application and able to provide published accounts for all three years if requested.
You must also be able to demonstrate the involvement of an experienced provider of accredited and industry relevant qualifications. This organisation could be the main applicant or could be a partner within the project.
If you have a project idea that would fit under this programme, but your organisation is not eligible to apply; you could work in partnership with an eligible organisation. There is more information in the programme guidance
Full eligibility details are available in the programme guidance document below.
Grants of up to £70,000 are available for projects of up to two years.
Where an organisation is bidding for multiple schemes, each scheme should be separately costed, but combined as a single application not exceeding £70K.
We will only award one grant per organisation. You can include more than one area of delivery within your application.
Themes and priorities
Under this programme, we will look to make fund projects that can deliver sustainable change.
Your project should be:
Above all, your project should support Veterans who face challenges in the wider labour market and enable them to gain formal qualifications.
There is more information about this in the programme guidance document below.
Deadlines and dates to note
The closing date for applications is 5pm on 8 January 2024.
We cannot accept any late applications.
If your application is submitted by the deadline, you will receive a decision before the end of March 2024.
Guidance and resources
We encourage you to take a look at the application questions before beginning your online application to the Veterans’ Career Development Fund
You can also view the terms and conditions to receiving a grant under this Fund.
Application questions in Word
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Ready to apply?
Now you have read the guidance you can apply through our online application form which you can access through this link.Apply now