The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has four broad funding themes now and in future years.

    • removing barriers to family life;
    • extra support after service for those that need help;
    • measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the armed forces community to participate as citizens;
    • non-core healthcare services for veterans

The Covenant Fund was launched in 2015, and our previous programmes have included support for ex-service personnel in the criminal justice system, the Veterans’ Gateway and supporting serving families encountering difficult periods through Families in Stress programme.

We have also worked with Local Government, and given grants to support their delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant locally.  We run a programme that makes grant of up to £20,000 for local projects that support the Armed Forces Community; and a programme to bring Armed Forces and civilian communities together through the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme. We also have a programme that will enable organisations to work together to provide better support for veterans that are experiencing serious stress, along with their carers and families

For the first 3 years, the Covenant Fund was based within the Ministry of Defence, and in April 2018, following a decision that it should become independent, it moved to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
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Our Grants
We’ve been awarding grants since 2015. You can read a full list of the grants that we have made in each year; and our annual summaries below. To see the grants that we have awarded in this financial year please go to our funded projects page. If you have a grant with us, please visit our section for grantholders
Summary report on the Covenant Fund 2017-18
Local grants 2017-18
Summary report on the Covenant Fund 2016-17
Local grants 2016-17
Summary report on the Covenant Fund 2015-16
Local grants 2015-16