The next application deadline for Stage 1 applications to the Royal British Legion’s external grants scheme is the 26th January 2018.
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 2nd April 2018 with decisions to be confirmed in June 2018.