Poetry trail brings history to life at Brackfield Wood

That their deaths were not in vain, That is their legacy, rooted here, In branch and leaf endeared, Each tree equal, each the same. by Dr Sam Burnside MBE, Woodland Trust Poet in Residence With help from funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme, a newly-installed poetry trail is bringing local military history…

Removing Barriers to Family Life: deadline approaches

Groups wishing to apply for a large grant of £101k-£300k have until 18 July to submit their expression of interest. Thinking of applying? Here’s all you need to know… Is it for me? If you’re an Armed Forces charity/CIC, or a charity/CIC with recent experience of delivering substantial projects for the Armed Forces community, then…

Tackling Veterans’ isolation in Kent thanks to Veterans’ Community Centres Programme

The Trust was excited to get the opportunity to visit a new installation at the Royal Marines Association (RMA) Deal club in Kent last week, following their grant award of £17,386 through the Veterans’ Community Centres (VCC) Programme. One of the first to receive funding from this programme, the club have installed a new carvery…

Veteran support in the heart of Derbyshire

Parwich Royal British Legion Club has become one of the first groups to receive funding from the Veterans’ Community Centres (VCC) Programme. Based in the vibrant village of Parwich, in the heart of Derbyshire within the Peak District, the club was formed just after the Second World War, quickly becoming an essential community hub. With…

First awards made under Veterans’ Community Centres Programme

We’re delighted to announce that the first awards have now been made under our Veterans’ Community Centres Programme and 11 worthy projects will take a share of just over £220,000 awarded to improve the facilities available to veterans in their local communities.   From making centres more accessible for disabled veterans, to modernising these spaces into places that…

Latest awards made under Local Grants Programme

A new batch of awards has been made under our Local Grants Programme and it’s great to see awardees using the money in such a variety of ways!  From outdoor sports equipment, to forest school sessions, to tackling knife crime – we’re sure these worthy projects are set to make a huge difference in communities across the UK and overseas. …

From Chelsea to Normandy: Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme supports D-Day legacy garden

D-day revisited has become one of the latest organisations to receive funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme, using their funding to create a national tribute and legacy to the veterans of Normandy and the D-Day landings. A grant of £20,000 was awarded to support this extraordinarily poignant garden – and its move…

Funding available for veterans projects

The Positive Pathways Programme has launched today, with up to £9M of funding available for Armed Forces charities to support ex-forces through a range of activity- based projects.  Supporting our veterans  Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, we’re looking for applicants who have experience of working with and supporting members of the ex-forces’ community facing a range of mental health…