The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is working on funding priorities for the 2019/20 financial year. The popular Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme will continue into its fifth year, but families will feature heavily in other funding to be made available through the Covenant Fund.

Sonia Howe, Director of Policy at the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust explained more.

 The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has four broad funding themes now and in future years. Removing barriers to family life is one of the four priorities of the Armed Forces Covenant, and there has been some significant support for families, particularly through the Families in Stress programme. But we know that there is more need out there; and we are looking at developing programmes to support Armed Forces families in their broadest sense, both serving and veteran families, and families from Foreign and Commonwealth countries. We are also thinking about the needs of young people from Armed Forces Families.

The Trust will announce further information on 2019/20 programmes in May 2019.

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