Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust set to offer additional funding for veterans’ projects

Following an announcement on 11 March by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, an additional £10M of funding has been awarded to the Trust to distribute as grants to support veterans’ mental health and wellbeing. The Trust is privileged to be tasked with managing this funding, and we’ll be able to announce more details in the…

Veterans’ Minister praises much-needed funding awarded to veterans’ community centres

The final round of awards have been made under the Veterans’ Community Centres programme, this time including larger projects awarded sums of up to £150,000. In our biggest round yet, 46 refurbishment projects were supported from Shetland in the North, to Plymouth in the South, County Durham in the East, to Fermanagh, Northern Ireland and…

More than £7M awarded in support of Forces families and helping to remove barriers to family life

The Removing Barriers to Family Life programme has made 60 awards totalling just over £7M to support Armed Forces families. Awards were made at two levels, medium grants of £30k to £100k and large grants of up to £300k or more, for exceptional, transformational work. Wide range of provision supported We’re pleased to have supported…

Veterans to get out and active in latest batch of Positive Pathways programme awards!

We’re excited to announce that the second round of Positive Pathways programme awards has seen a whopping £3,465,000 go towards activity-based projects for Armed Forces veterans. Continuing the theme of being veteran-led and getting veterans out and active, successful projects will be hosting all manner of sports, outdoor pursuits and nature-based therapies. ‘Creating lasting personal…

Final round of Local Grants funding supports 48 great Armed Forces projects!

Almost £700,000 has been awarded in the final round of funding for the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme. We were delighted to be able to support 48 more projects, spanning the UK and even supporting those based in British Forces Cyprus. Supporting the community in different ways Once again, a whole range of support…

The local face of funding: now and in the future

With more than 650 awards over the past five years, the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme will end after the final round of awards are made this month. At our recent Breakfast Seminar event to look at the Trust now and in the future, Trust Grants Officer Ian Leckie spoke about the truly local…

Carving new skills for veterans in the North East

Positive Pathways awardee, Veterans’ Woodcraft CIC, were awarded £70,000 over two years for their ‘Woodworking Warriors’ project, which tackles the mental health and wellbeing of veterans in the North East. This new funding will allow the group to open its workshops to many more veterans, enabling them to access new skills and, importantly, to make…

Local Grants project bakes the cake!

Community integration and local service delivery can take many forms, but not many can claim to be quite as yummy as the latest award from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust: Local Grants programme! With £19,622 of funding, the Church Homeless Trust are offering a Veteran’s Artisan Bakery, a community bakery based in a supported…

Have your say in our new consultation: help us shape a great new Local Grants programme!

The Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme has successfully supported hundreds of projects over the past five years, strengthening our Armed Forces community both in terms of integration and delivery of local services. It’s now time for us to consider what the biggest needs of the Armed Forces community currently are – and we want…