This evaluation explores the reach and impact of the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme. The programme awarded grants of up to £20,000 which supported the aim of community Integration and/ or the local delivery of services. The programme ran for five years from 2015 – 2020 and delivered 712 grants worth £11,525,200.
Welcome to the Knowledge Network
A place to access the learning and best practice from the grant making of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust
The Map of Need
Explore the needs of veterans and their families across the UK, based on public data
Discover the impact that our grant funding programmes have had on Armed Forces communities
Discover how our funding has supported Armed Forces families
Veterans and carers
Discover the impact that our funding has had on veterans and those who support them
Explore our approach to supporting real change at a local level
Mount Street Infant School in Brecon has a regular intake of military children into the school community all year round. The school received a Local Grants award of £10,460 in 2018 to build an outdoor classroom in recognition of the school’s commitment to the military community.
Collaboration is seen as an effective mechanism to get a wider range of organisations to engage with the funding process. The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has been encouraging collaboration both formally and informally through its funding programmes.
Research funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust within the Map of Need Project, compiled by The Northern Hub for Veterans and Military Families Research at Northumbria University Newcastle. Suggested further reading…
This project has enabled the creation of a network of trained carer support officers and volunteers within the military community. These individuals deliver on base training and support for carers, building resilience, enabling self-support and reducing dependency.