Grants of up to £10,000 are available for community projects supporting Armed Forces communities. In particular, funding is available to support Armed Forces communities to become less isolated and engage more in their local area, and to support needs that have arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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; or a school.
The funding is being made available through the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Force for Change programme.
The closing date for applications for this funding round is noon on the 12th April 2021.
There will be two further funding rounds during 2021.
Previous projects supported include:
Priory Church in Wales Primary School received a grant of £19,000 to establish an area for adventurous play, supporting health and wellbeing for children from serving families; and allow a safe and secure place for the school community to play.
North Ayrshire Council received a grant of £17,250 to use the outdoors to improve health and wellbeing of the Forces community. There will be physical sessions, development of a tree nursery and growing food. These activities are designed to build community cohesion and address isolation.