The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has announced three new funding programmes for 2022, which focus on providing support for the military community, including armed forces families. The funding can be for new and additional support or could build on work that has already been done.

What programmes are on offer?

The Force for Change programme focuses on funding local projects that respond to hidden and known needs. Grants of up to £10,000 are available, and this programme has previously awarded over £4m to more than 300 projects throughout the UK.

A new medium grants programme, Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities, will offer funding for up to three years, with grants of up to £100,000, though some projects may be able to access grants of up to £150,000. This programme will fund projects that help address complex needs, especially where evidence has highlighted gaps in support.

The transformational grants programme will launch later in 2022, and will make grants of up to £300,000 to a small number of projects that can deliver sustainable new approaches to addressing unmet needs.

Anna Wright, Chief Executive of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, said: We are looking forward to being able to support some excellent projects which will make a real difference to people in our Armed Forces communities.

“We’ll be looking for projects that can be really specific about who they will help, why they need this support and what the longer-term, sustainable impacts of this work will be.”

Deadlines to apply

The Force for Change programme has three funding rounds – the deadlines are 30 May, 8 August and 14 November. The Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces Communities programme deadlines are 8 August and 14 November.

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