The NAAFI Fund

Introducing the NAAFI Fund…

The NAAFI Fund will award grants of £5,000 to £20,000 to projects that enhance welfare and improve quality of life for serving personnel and their families living on or near Armed Forces bases.

In the first year of the NAAFI Fund, we’re seeking applications for projects or activities that help to bring people together on the unit and help reduce boredom or isolation.

Grants can be used to refurbish spaces or purchase equipment. You can also use grants for staff costs or fees, but you should be able to show us how an activity would be sustained at the end of the grant period if there is an ongoing need.

What can be funded?

The types of projects that the NAAFI Fund may support in 2020/21 are:

  • Creating games rooms with pool tables or electronic gaming equipment that could be used as a recreational space by serving personnel in single living accommodation
  • Refurbishing recreational spaces to make them more comfortable for serving personnel
  • Providing a bank of mountain bikes that can be loaned out for serving personnel and families to explore the local countryside
  • Improving play equipment for children from Armed Forces families

This list is not exhaustive.

How to apply

There is a two stage process. Full details can be found on our NAAFI Fund page.

If you’ve never made an application for funding before, don’t worry, we’ve put together this useful step-by-step guide to help you.