Grants of up to £20,000 are available for projects supporting Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area and the needs that have arisen as a result of Covid-19.
To be eligible to apply, the applicant organisation must be:
- An established registered charity or Community Interest Company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities;
- An Armed Forces unit or base;
- A local authority;
- A school.
The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Force for Change programme.
The Trust will fund a wide range of projects under this programme. However, applicants must be able to show that their project fits under one of these two main themes.
- Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more engaged in their local area.
- Providing opportunities for isolated members of the Armed Forces community to take part in activities that improve general wellbeing.
This year, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Trust will be particularly welcoming applications for projects that help Armed Forces communities move to the ‘new normal’ while continuing to support local needs and reduce isolation. There will be a particular focus on ensuring volunteers can carry out local projects.
There will be two funding rounds between now and noon on the 30th November 2020.
The first closing date will be noon on the 11th September 2020.
To be considered in Round 2, applications need to be submitted by noon on Monday the 30th November 2020.