The next application deadline for Stage 1 applications to the Royal British Legion’s external grants scheme is Friday 10 November 2017.
Grants of up to £50,000 are available to any not-for-profit or non-statutory organisation running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. Priority will be given to projects or services supporting the following outcome themes:
- Employment and training
- Family support
- Homelessness and outreach
- Supporting the elderly.
Grants awarded in 2016 included: X-Forces, a pilot, an enterprise training workshop at four Pop In Centres for Armed Forces community offering advice and support in setting up businesses and teaching the skills needed to succeed: Reading Force, to design and provide scrapbooks for children which helps to capture shared memories and creates a book for them and their Service parent deployed on operations to read.
Organisations successful at Stage 1 of the application process will be invited to submit a Stage 2 application. The deadline for Stage 2 applications is the 19th January 2018 with decisions to be confirmed in March 2018.