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Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.




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New Large Grants Programme from Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust


03 May 2022/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

Registered charities and Community Interest Companies can apply for funding to address hidden and compelling needs in Armed Forces Communities.

The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme offers grants of up to £100,000 over two or three years for large-scale projects which take a more targeted rather than generalist approach.

Funding could support specific groups within UK Armed Forces communities such as:

  • People who have been bereaved.
  • Those with unmet needs from physical injury.
  • People serving in the Armed Forces who were born overseas or with immediate family overseas.
  • Armed Forces families coming to the UK.
  • Veterans from LGBT+ communities.
  • Female veterans.
  • Veterans and families with needs that make them particularly vulnerable.

The Trust would also like to fund a small number of projects that would strategically address challenges of perceptions of Armed Forces communities within the wider civilian population.

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.

The next deadline is 8 August 2022.


How To Apply

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.


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