Armed Forces charities and other organisations can apply for grants of up to a maximum of £30,000 for projects and activities supporting serving or veteran members of the Armed Forces and their families. The funding can last for up to three years.
In the last year the Foundation awarded almost £500,000 by way of grants and donations to over 50 small charities. Many of the charities supported are smaller bodies that cannot afford marketing teams and urgently need funds to continue their good work.
The type of activities supported include projects that reduce homelessness, increase employment, provide welfare and medical support, increase confidence and social integration, as well as reduce dependence on alcohol and drugs.
The funding is being provided through the Veterans Foundation.
The Grants Committee sits four times a year in July, October, January and April. Grant applications need to be submitted with supporting documentation and should arrive by the end of the month preceding the Grant Committee meeting.