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…

Local grants award brings new skills in Scotland

Community-led organisation, Gorebridge Community Cares, received £20,000 from the Local Grants Programme in October 2018 to deliver the ‘food for thought’ project – a series of cooking classes, ‘talking and doing’ workshops and education and employment sessions for local veterans, Armed Forces personnel and Service families. All of these fantastic sessions have been designed to…

Removing Barriers to Family Life- New programme launched

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a £7.5M programme to award grants to Armed Forces Charities or Community Interest Companies or Armed Forces Units working with Armed Forces Families. This programme is about supporting Armed Forces Families facing challenges. Large grants will help to address substantial challenges; providing funding for transformative ideas. Medium…

Positive Pathways- What did the consultation say?

The Positive Pathways Programme is part of the £10M Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust launched a consultation in late 2018 to help shape this programme. 124 individuals and organisations responded; and there is broad support that the programme should support a range of activities. There is particular support…

Exploring the reach of the Armistice and Armed Forces Communities programme

This programme aimed to bring communities together, to think about the Armistice, and importantly, to think about Armed Forces Communities today. In 2018, communities across the United Kingdom were thinking about the centenary of the end of World War One and how they can commemorate and bring people together. Through this award scheme we helped…

Local organisations celebrate £750,000 to support Armed Forces Community Projects

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has made 43 grants totalling £743,993 under the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programmes. Projects across the United Kingdom are benefiting from the projects, with 8 projects worth £136,630 awarded in Northern Ireland, £60,000 for projects in Scotland and £66,000 for projects in Wales. In the East Midlands, the Release…

Large Grants worth £5.3M awarded to support veterans with complex needs

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has announced substantial grants to support veterans with complex mental health needs, and additional grants to extend some current Covenant Fund projects that are making a significant difference to former service personnel who are in contact with the criminal justice system. £4,263,084 has been awarded to 8 projects through the…