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
This evaluation focuses on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Ex-Service Personnel in the Criminal Justice System (CJS) Programme, and was evaluated by RAND Europe.
The Aged Veterans’ Fund (AVF) awarded £30 million over a five-year period to fund 19 significant grants to portfolios of projects which supported the non-core health, wellbeing and social care needs for older veterans (those born before the 1 of January 1950). The Trust worked with the University of Chester’s Westminster Centre for Research in Veterans to explore the impact of these grants, and has published an evaluative report based on data from individual project evaluations, which contains five key recommendations to improve future wellbeing for older veterans.
This programme aimed to help foster good relationships between Armed Forces and Civilian communities and made 2,773 awards across the country. This was the first programme that we delivered in full at the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
In the first three years of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants programme, the Trust award 430 grants worth £7 million to Armed Forces community projects.