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…

Fund for Veterans’ Community Centres Launched

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a £3M funding programme to fund renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres. Grants of up to £30,000 are available. A small number of grants of up to £150,000 will be made to more complex projects. The Veterans’ Community Centres Programme is a specialist pot of funding….

Project to help Army Families on the move

Moving home is challenging for all of us and something that army families know only too well.  Berkshire- based charity Family Friends will use their grant of £19,969 under the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme to deliver ‘Family Transitions’.  The project will help Windsor based army families from the Household Cavalry Regiment as they  prepare to…

Strategic Pathways Programme open for Expressions of Interest

    The Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10M to support Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Autumn Budget 2018. This Fund is being delivered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust. The Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund aims to give veterans more choice and control over their own personal recovery journeys; enabling…