£7 Million supporting communities through Local Grants; what effects is this having?

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has published a report on the first 3 years of the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme, drawing on 430 grants totalling £7 million, and spent on projects across the UK. The programme makes grants under two priorities; Community Integration and Delivery of Local Services. Community Integration projects aim to…

£700,000 awarded support community projects

45 organisations are celebrating being awarded a total of £723,973 under the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Local Grants programme. Read the full list of grants here Woodbridge Station, home of the 23 Engineer Regiment have been awarded £18,000 to develop the Rock Community Picnic Gardens. The project will transform an existing space, establishing a recreational…

Tackling Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families Programme open 1st October 2018

The consultation report for the New Ways to Tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, Carers and Families programme has been published, and the programme will be open for applications on 1st October 2018. The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust ran a consultation to inform how the programme should be delivered and the types of projects that…

Hundreds of community projects supported through Round 1 of the Armistice and Armed Forces Communites Programme; and Round 2 opens soon

The Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme enables community groups, schools and places of worship to receive awards to fund evocative silhouettes for their community. These can be used to support local events designed to bring the community together, to remember the Armistice, and also think about Armed Forces today. The Armed Forces Covenant Fund…

Families in Stress projects underway; and making a difference

In February 2018; we made 13 grants of up to £300,000 for projects that are supporting the families of serving personnel facing stressful circumstances requiring immediate short term intervention. Projects we have funded cover a wide range of issues for both partners and children from domestic abuse through to debt management, caring responsibilities, bereavement,  personnel…

£415,000 awarded to support local projects that help the Armed Forces Community

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced 29 grants totalling £415,217, under its Armed Forces Covenant- Local Grants priority. The grants include £20,000 for the Derby County FC Veterans Club; £4,770 to the Boleh Trust to work with children from service families and £15,400 to Flintshire Council for their ‘Planes over Talacre’ project. Sonia…

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;…