Programmes – Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awards grants through specific funding programmes, each with its own aim(s), often based on community consultation.

Our current open programmes are listed below, as well as details of how grant funding has already been spent in support of the Armed Forces community.

Each of our open programmes has its own specific programme guidance, which you should read carefully before deciding whether or not to apply. Our guidance documents explain the eligibility for the programme, and the checks that we will carry out.

If you have existing grants with us we may use information from these as part of our assessment and decision making.  We may also look at how much funding we have awarded your organisation and the proportion of how much funding from us makes up your overall income.

Some of our longer running programmes may not always be accepting new applications. You’ll find these listed separately below. Click on a programme for more details.

Our current open programmes

Closing date: 08 Jan 2025

Funded by Veterans’ Capital Housing Fund

Major Capital Grants Programme

This programme will award grants of between £75,000 and £500,000 towards projects that support significant refurbishment, including extensions and new builds, of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for Veterans with a housing need.

Open to: Registered charities or registered social housing providers

Closing date: 03 Jan 2005

Funded by Veterans Capital Housing Fund

Refurbishment Grants Programme

This programme will award grants of up to £75K towards projects that assist in the refurbishment or extension of rental accommodation that will offer high quality support for Veterans with a housing need.

Closing date: 24 Jul 2024

Funded by MOD

Armed Forces Families Fund: Early Years programme 2024-25

This programme will award grants of between £5,000 and £50,000 on behalf of the MOD’s Armed Forces Families Fund Early Years Programme for projects which help enhance early childhood education and childcare settings of young children from Armed Forces families.

We’ll update this page as and when new funding opportunities are added. In the meantime you may wish to stay in touch via our e-newsletter – sign up at the bottom of this page. You can find information on any of our funding programes here.

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Discover more about our programmes

We’ve delivered a number of inspiring funding programmes that support the Armed Forces community.

Why not browse them to discover more about the issues we’ve tackled, the grants we’ve made and the impact these funds have had .

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For details of the LIBOR grants that we currently manage, click here.


Want to know more about the grants we’ve awarded from various programmes across the UK?

You can access all of our grant awards at the link below.

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Whether you’d like to know more about eligibility, what support we’ve given in your area, how we make our decisions, or something else. Check out our handy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see if we can help!

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It’s really important to check your eligibility to apply for funding from the Trust, especially if you haven’t applied before.

Our quick-to-use eligibility checker will guide you through the key things we look for from applicants. We recommend you take a few minutes to use it before beginning your application. On completion of the checker, you’ll be taken straight back to this main Programmes page.

Click to access the eligibility checker