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 Aug 2022

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme

The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme will award grants of up to £100,000 over a period of up to three years.

Open to: Charities and CICs can apply for a grant. There is more information in the programme guidance.

Closing date: 08 Aug 2022

Funded by 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.

Open to: Armed Forces communities locally.

Please note: Even though the NAAFI Fund has closed for applications please use the Step By Step guide to help with reporting and branding.

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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

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.

Click to find out more about the AFCT Project Finder