Local Grants Scheme from Armed Forces Covenant Fund06-Sep-2017
The Government is continuing to accept applications for the Armed Forces Covenant Fund’s Local Grant scheme for 2017.
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications for grants of up to £20,000 for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet MoD priorities.
Registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities, schools, and armed forces units with a UIN can apply; All that is asked is that they have experience and a track record of working with the Armed Forces Community, as well as thorough understanding of issues they face.
The funding is for projects that respond to the needs of their local Armed Forces Community and endorse the work of the Armed Forces Covenant, which includes:
- Helping to integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or
- Delivering much needed local services to the armed forces community.
Applicants should be working closely with their Local Partnerships to make sure their project is properly connected locally, as well as responding to recognised need and is not duplicating other services.
The MoD say grants will pay for most of a project’s requirements; this can include people’s time, buying or hiring equipment, or minor improvements to land or buildings; they emphasise this is not a general fund for organisations to support their core activities simply by adding members of the armed forces community to their beneficiary group in order to apply for funding.
Applications are being accepted throughout 2017; and because the Grants scheme is a continuous rolling programme, there is no deadline and so applications can be accepted at any time.