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. …

From Chelsea to Normandy: Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme supports D-Day legacy garden

D-day revisited has become one of the latest organisations to receive funding from the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme, using their funding to create a national tribute and legacy to the veterans of Normandy and the D-Day landings. A grant of £20,000 was awarded to support this extraordinarily poignant garden – and its move…

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…

£563,016 to 33 Local Projects through the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme

33 Projects are celebrating grants worth over £500,000. The projects, based throughout the UK, will support Armed Forces Communities through activities that will meet local needs, or boost strong links between Armed Forces and civilian communities. Read about the full list of projects awarded grants here One project supporting local needs is Age UK in…