Funding is intended to support projects which are specific and targeted, rather than taking a generalist approach. This could mean supporting a defined group with its own defined needs, or addressing a challenging and pressing need within Armed Forces communities.
Grants of up to £100,000 over two or three years are available. In the case of three-year grants, funding will be tapered over the three years. The funders are unlikely to support projects which are less than two years in length.
In exceptional circumstances, the Trust may consider making enhanced grants of up to £150,000. In this case, core projects must be able to be delivered in £100,000 or less, and an additional £50,000 should be requested for additional work.
If applying for a tapered grant, matched funding should be sought to support the third year of project delivery.
Applications are accepted from charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs) in the UK which have been registered for a minimum of three years.
Groups do not need to be Armed Forces-specific, but must be willing to work in partnership with Armed Forces organisations.
There are two application windows:
• 8 August 2022, for decisions in October 2022.
• 14 November 2022, for decisions in February 2023.
Full guidelines and an online application form can be found on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website (https://covenantfund.org.uk/programme/reaching-and-supporting/#eligibility).
Alternatively you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.