New ways to tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families Programme

This is a £4 million programme designed to providing funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families.

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.

We ran a consultation to inform how the programme should be delivered and the types of projects that should be funded.  The Consultation report is available.  A total of 87 responses were received; and thank you to all who participated. Most of the responses were from charities that support the Armed Forces Community. There were some responses directly from veterans, and  from family members of veterans, and there there was high levels of support for the concept of supporting carers through the programme.

The programme will open for applications on 1st October 2018. The full programme guidance will be available on that date.  The programme will make grants to lead organisations; who will then work with delivery organisations. There will be an overarching evaluation. You can read more about the roles of the lead organisation and a delivery organisation, or do have a look at the  diagram we have produced.

We held an event on 14th September for organisations that are interested in the programme; and following this a Whats App group has been developed for interested organisations to network. If you would like to join the WhatsApp group please email enquiries@covenantfund.org.uk

If you would like to read the background papers to this programme;  we have produced a guide to the consultation  and a more in depth briefing paper;  Tackling Serious Stress Programme- Overall programme aims