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.
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Hampshire Cultural Trust was awarded £20,000 for the ‘100 Thank Yous’ project, by the Trust as part of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Local Grants in 2018.
As well as building an understanding of the role of Gurkha soldiers in World War I in its centenary year, the project aim was also to increase cultural understanding and integration between the Nepalese community and the local community in Aldershot and the surrounding areas.
The Trust ran an open consultation in January 2020, to help inform our funding programmes for 2020 and beyond. We received our biggest response yet from individuals from the Forces community – 21% of who were veterans – and local organisations, of which, 11% were local authorities.
Wings to the Past was awarded £20,000 as part of the Local Grants programme in 2018. A steering group from the RAF worked together with Lincolnshire County Council on a project aimed at bringing down personal barriers, allowing RAF personnel and their families to get closer together and forge connections through the medium of archaeology.
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.