Armistice and Armed Forces Communities Programme: What are you doing in your community?

We’ve been hearing about some great ideas from community groups, schools, Parish Councils, Armed Forces Bases and places of worship who are thinking about applying to the programme; and thinking about how they can bring their communities together.

Thetford Town Council obtained some silhouettes before the launch of the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme; and have already put them to good use with 14 silhouettes placed in Churches, Community centres, businesses, youth groups and the local Guildhall. Communities and individuals are being brought together in knitting groups and the ATC cadets have helped with sewing poppies on netting for the Guildhall.

The presence of the silhouettes is supporting wider community activities.

People from surrounding villages are lending their support as well as those who lived in Thetford and have now moved away. It has touched people’s hearts and resulted in many people building or renewing important bonds with the town. Thetford is very proud of its heritage and to be part of this incredible project.”

It’s not too late to get your application in. As part of your award, you’ll need to hold an event but this can be as simple as bringing people together for tea and cake.

Click here to find out more and apply

Armistice and Armed Forces Communities open for applications- apply before 30th June 2018

Our programme to support communities to come together to remember the Armistice and think about Armed Forces Communities has launched. The programme will close for applications at midnight on the 30th June 2018

The programme will give awards to community groups, places of worship, charities and schools to give them up to 10 silhouettes to support events in their local area. This programme is for organisations that would like to apply for an award to bring their community together to think about the Armistice and the Armed Forces Community today.  As part of the award, your organisation will need to hold a self-funded event to bring your local community together.

If you would like to apply; there’s four steps to follow. Our application form is short; and if you read the guidance first it will be much easier to fill in.

  1. Read our Armistice and Armed Forces Communities Pre Application Guidance to help you plan your project.
  2. Read our Armistice and Armed Forces Communities How to apply guide
  3. Have a look at the Terms and Conditions of Grant for this programme. It’s important that you have read and understood these before you apply
  4. Then; once you have read these documents click here to fill in our online application form

Have your say on the new ways to tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families Programme

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a consultation to help shape a new £4 million programme designed to providing funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families.

The consultation will explore how the programme should be delivered and the types of projects that should be funded. We are keen to hear from anyone with a view, but it is particularly relevant to veterans, charities with an interest in the Armed Forces Community, charities with an interest in mental health or health bodies.

This programme is looking to fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good evidence to suggest that the idea might produce outcomes for veterans and their carers and families that are better than current sources of support on offer.

The consultation will run until 19th June 2018.

To take part in our consultation please click here 

We have produced a guide to the consultation  and a more in depth briefing paper;  Tackling Serious Stress Programme- Overall programme aims

We are keen to hear from you; and thank you for sharing your views