Lisburn Sea Cadets (TS Ulster) received a Local Grants award of £20,000 to help fund the purchase of a Rigid Inflatable Boat (RIB) to be able to offer their cadets a unique power boating experience and associated qualifications. The group already had a small power boat, but this was unsuitable for use as a safety boat for sail training.
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
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.
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.
This report explores the projects and organisations funded through the HM Treasury LIBOR Fund (HMT LIBOR Fund), the £35 million LIBOR Fund and the Veterans Accommodation Fund. Collectively, these funds distributed £578.2 million in 472 grants to 334 organisations between 2012 and 2017.
Nottingham Forest Community Trust received a Local Grants award of £20,000 in 2018 to facilitate a project that provided support to older veterans who were socially isolated and lonely. Calum Osborne, COO of the Community Trust said the organisation decided that they wanted to offer something “different” to veterans, and that the civilian community within the football club fan base wanted to “give something back” to veterans and their families.