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…

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…

Then and now: how a chance find has given an historical boost to one Local Grants’ project

Skill Horizons have been busy exploring and documenting iconic landmarks, war tunnels, buildings and gun placements that were key to the War efforts, for their heritage trail, nestled on the White Cliffs of Dover, thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme. A shared success The project has brought together numerous groups…

Local Grants project unearths new friendships

Lincolnshire County Council were awarded £20,000 from our Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme to deliver the year-long ‘Wings to the Past’ project, designed to bring RAF personnel and their families, and the wider community together to research, investigate, and excavate a Roman building. We caught up with the project to find out how the…

Local Grants programme supports new batch of exciting projects

We’re delighted to announce the latest awards made under the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme, supporting community integration and local delivery of services to military communities. Almost half a million pounds will now support projects across the UK, including six projects specifically working in Northern Ireland ranging from a peer support group to help…

Community cohesion in Colchester

Age Concern Colchester is bringing the community together to tackle loneliness and explore different cultures thanks to funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme. Working closely with the Colchester Nepalese Society, the group is hosting a variety of practical and holistic activities and events – all designed to help members make new friends…

Poetry trail brings history to life at Brackfield Wood

That their deaths were not in vain, That is their legacy, rooted here, In branch and leaf endeared, Each tree equal, each the same. by Dr Sam Burnside MBE, Woodland Trust Poet in Residence With help from funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme, a newly-installed poetry trail is bringing local military history…

Latest awards made under Local Grants Programme

A new batch of awards has been made under our Local Grants Programme and it’s great to see awardees using the money in such a variety of ways!  From outdoor sports equipment, to forest school sessions, to tackling knife crime – we’re sure these worthy projects are set to make a huge difference in communities across the UK and overseas. …