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. 

Over half a million pounds was awarded to good causes this round with applications spreading across the UK, we also saw an increase in applications from Northern Ireland this time too. 

In London, we supported the D-Day Revisited Society, who’ve created a stunning garden in tribute to the veterans of Normandy and the D-Day landings. After being proudly displayed at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the garden has now been transported by veterans and gifted to a community in Normandy where it will remain as a lasting legacy.  

Could you apply to the Local Grants programme? 

Now in its fifth year, the Local Grants Programme awards grants of up to £20,000 for projects that tackle community integration and delivery of local services.  

Last year we awarded £2,446,199 to 150 projects. The 2019/20 round will be the final year of the current Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme. We are aware of the value and reach of small grant programmes and will announce our plans for a future grants programme in early 2020.  

If you would like to apply to the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme; the final closing date will be 2 December 2019, though we would encourage you to apply earlier. Please see our guidance for more information on how to apply. 

To find out more about eligibility and the inspirational projects we’d love to fund, check out our Local Grants page.

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