Programmes

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.

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.

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In October 2020, the Trust launched a new app, the AFCT Project Finder.

The AFCT Project Finder is a great way for the Armed Forces community to find out more about, and access, Trust funded projects throughout the UK.

The app is free to download and is available on both the Apple and Android networks.

Every listing on the app has been funded by the Trust and supports those within the Forces community, whether serving personnel, veterans or Service families.

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Our current programmes

Funded by

Supporting Armed Forces in Acute Hospital Settings programme

This programme will support a small number of pilot projects that will try better ways of supporting veterans and their families when they are in a hospital setting.

This programme is jointly funded by the Covenant Fund (through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust) and NHS England and NHS Improvement.

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.

Funded by HM Treasury

Veterans’ Places, Pathways and People programme

This programme will award 10 grants of up to £800,000 to portfolios of projects, which will work regionally to develop better, more joined up lasting support for local veterans with mental health needs.

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change programme

This programme will award grants of up to £10,000 for community projects that reduce isolation and promote integration; supporting post-Covid recovery in local Armed Forces communities affected by isolation.

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme

This programme will award grants of up to £100,000 for existing charitable projects to help charities to sustain activities and services that people from Armed Forces communities use and value.