** Please note this programme is now closed. If you have applied for a grant, we’ll be in touch with the outcome in February 2020 **
Under the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme, we make grants of up to £20,000 for local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services.
Community Integration projects should create strong local links between the Armed Forces community, who are current and former members of their armed forces and their families) and civilian communities; and be able to clearly demonstrate how they will have impact in overcoming barriers to better integration; and improving perceptions, attitudes and understanding. For the project to be truly effective in achieving community integration there should be shared development, delivery and benefits for both communities.
Delivery of Local Services projects should be local projects which offer financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. Projects must be well connected, both to their beneficiaries and to other relevant organisations, and be able to demonstrate how the services they provide will be well-publicised, accessible and joined up.
You can read about past projects that we have awarded funding to so far. Your idea might not be something that we have funded previously. What’s most important is that we can understand why there is a need for your project and how it fits with our programme aims.
The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme is now in its fifth year. Last year we awarded £2,446,199 to 150 projects. The 2019/20 round will be the final year of the current Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme. We are aware of the value and reach of small grant programmes, and will announce our plans for a future grants programme in early 2020.