Exploring the reach of the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme

This programme aimed to bring communities together, to think about the Armistice, and importantly, to think about Armed Forces Communities today. In 2018, communities across the United Kingdom were thinking about the centenary of the end of World War One and how they can commemorate and bring people together. Through this award scheme we helped…

Local organisations celebrate £750,000 to support Armed Forces Community Projects

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has made 43 grants totalling £743,993 under the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programmes. Projects across the United Kingdom are benefiting from the projects, with 8 projects worth £136,630 awarded in Northern Ireland, £60,000 for projects in Scotland and £66,000 for projects in Wales. In the East Midlands, the Release…

Project to help Army Families on the move

Moving home is challenging for all of us and something that army families know only too well.  Berkshire- based charity Family Friends will use their grant of £19,969 under the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme to deliver ‘Family Transitions’.  The project will help Windsor based army families from the Household Cavalry Regiment as they  prepare to…

Strategic Pathways Programme open for Expressions of Interest

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10M to support Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Autumn Budget 2018. This Fund is being delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to give veterans more choice and control over their own personal recovery journeys; enabling…

Launch of consultation on the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a consultation, asking veterans to help shape a £10M Fund to improve veterans’ mental health and wellbeing. The Positive Pathways Programme will have a budget of  up to £9M to fund projects that will develop and run activities which are supportive to ex- forces mental health and…

£563,016 to 33 Local Projects through the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme

33 Projects are celebrating grants worth over £500,000. The projects, based throughout the UK, will support Armed Forces Communities through activities that will meet local needs, or boost strong links between Armed Forces and civilian communities. Read about the full list of projects awarded grants here One project supporting local needs is Age UK in…

Innovation Key to finding New Ways to Tackle Serious Stress  

In our latest article on the new programme; we explore innovation, and the power of new ideas. To read our article on evaluation click here The Tackling Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families programme is all about innovation. It was one of the first programmes launched by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, and the…

Tackling Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families: How will the evaluation work?

The Tackling Serious Stress programme will make large grants to projects that are trying out new and better ways of helping veterans who are very unwell, their carers and their families. Through this programme, we will be looking very carefully at the projects that have been funded through the evaluation, which is being delivered through…

Tackling Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families: New tool to enable organisations to connect and build collaborations

  This £4 million programme  is designed to providing funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families. Applications close on 31st December 2018; and funding decisions will be made in February 2019. This programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities…

1200 Awards made under the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme

Youth organisations, community centres, village halls and places of worship are among the organisations celebrating receiving awards through the second round of the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme. This programme makes awards of evocative silhouettes  that provide a focus for community events to bring people together to think about the Armistice; and people in Armed…