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National funding programmes available to organisations supporting the Armed Forces Community

9:51 am, Tuesday, 23rd February 2021 - 2 weeks ago

General

The Armed Forces Covenant Trust have issued information about new funding programmes for projects supporting the Armed Forces community this year.

Their programmes this year (from April 2021) focus on supporting post-Covid recovery for organisations working with veterans, serving personnel and Service families.

Sustaining Support for Armed Forces communities

The £6 million Sustaining Support for Armed Forces Communities programme will open in April.

This programme will provide funding for existing charitable projects that give help to Armed Forces communities, but which need short term support to continue, as a result of the impact of Covid on charitable income. 

Armed Forces charities, and charities that have an existing track record of providing support for Armed Forces communities, will be able to apply for a grant of up to £100,000 for up to one year. Organisations applying for a grant will need to show us they provide support to people from Armed Forces communities, and that it would have a negative effect, particularly on veterans and Armed Forces families, if this work could not be continued. Support for core costs will be available for Armed Forces charities.

Other programmes

From April 2021, we’ll also be opening Round 2 of the NAAFI Fund: supporting projects within Armed Forces units that improve quality of life for serving personnel and their families.

There will also be further rounds of the Force for Change programme, which provides small grants for local projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area.

Find out more

If you want to find out more about any of the funding programmes available from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust, visit their website: covenantfund.org.uk.

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