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Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust - Tackling Loneliness Programme

03 August 2020/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Grants are available for projects that reduce social isolation by tackling loneliness among traditionally harder to reach groups within the Armed Forces community in the UK.

Objectives of Fund

This new funding programme forms part of the Trust's 2020/21 funding strategy focusing on reducing social isolation in the Armed Forces community. The programme has been launched following an open consultation that took place in early 2020 on the importance of reducing social isolation and which highlighted loneliness as a major factor of social isolation.

The Tackling Loneliness programme aims to address this challenge by targeting specific groups within the Armed Forces community who traditionally do not engage with available provision (this might include local activities, NHS services or other third-sector provision).

Fixed two-year grants are available to registered charities, community interest companies and Armed Forces units for projects that work with these groups and fit with at least one of the following themes:

  • Building stronger social networks and friendships.

  • Improving access to local activities and provision.

  • Building emotional resilience to overcome the causes of loneliness.

  • Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more independent.

Value Notes

Fixed grants of £70,000 are available for projects lasting for two years.

Who Can Apply

To be eligible to apply, organisations must be one of the following:

  • An established registered charity or community interest company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities.

  • An Armed Forces unit or base.

CICs must have been registered and operating for over a year and their Companies House details must show that they have a minimum of three unrelated directors.

Registered charities must have been registered and operational for over a year and must be able to evidence that they have a minimum of three unrelated trustees at the time of applying.

Location

UK

Eligible Expenditure

Funding is for projects that tackle loneliness within specific groups of the Armed Forces community who traditionally do not engage with available provision. This might include one or more of the following groups of beneficiaries:

  • Bereaved families.

  • Dual serving families.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth families including Gurkhas.

  • Older Service children aged 16-24 years.

  • Reservists and Reserve families.

  • Serving families with young children, or who are new to Service life or who have family members with SEND.

  • Single serving parents.

  • Carers of veterans.

  • Veterans of any age and in particular, female veterans and older veterans.

Projects that specifically work with any of the following beneficiaries will also be welcomed:

  • LGBTQ+ Armed Forces community members.

  • Those who have suffered relationship breakdown.

  • Serving families, veterans and veteran families that live in rural or remote locations.

  • Transitioning personnel and families (including any children).

The Trust is specifically looking for projects that meet one or more of the following programme themes and expected outcomes:

  • Building stronger social networks and friendships - beneficiaries form new friendships, support networks and feel they have a role in their local community.

  • Improving access to local activities and provision - beneficiaries form new friendships, support networks and feel they have a role in their local community.

  • Building emotional resilience to overcome the causes of loneliness - beneficiaries feel confident in recognising when they feel lonely and can identify the best ways to deal with it.

  • Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more independent - beneficiaries take an active role in their community, becoming less dependent on local services and can help themselves and others who are not as far along their 'personal development path'.

Examples of possible projects:

  • Engaging activities designed to improve mental health.

  • Arts and creative projects.

  • Activities taking place outdoors.

  • Military and civilian integration projects.

  • Youth activities.

Eligible costs might include:

  • Staff time for a fixed-term project, including managing volunteers.

  • Purchasing items that provide practical support, or that can enable activities to take place.

  • Purchasing items to provide support, such as additional telephones or laptops.

  • Reasonable costs for storing and transporting items, including wear and tear on private vehicles.

  • Reasonable overheads that reflect the cost of delivering the project.

Applicants should demonstrate that they have thought about the implications of the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic and taken this into account when designing and planning their project.

How To Apply

The online application portal is not yet open to applications. There will be one application round in 2020. Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 9 October 2020 (12 noon).

Applications are made via the online application portal on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website. Decisions are expected to be communicated by the end of February 2021.

The guidance notes and frequently asked questions are available on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website.

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