Funding opportunities

There are a few organisations that can help with funding opportunities for Station and cross-community projects.

Annington Trust

The Annington Trust has made grants to a wide variety of projects for the benefit of families living in Services’ communities. These have included support for contact houses, crèches, pre-schools, youth clubs, community centres, libraries and music groups. Donations range in size depending on the nature of the request – further information on the type of projects supported can be found on the Annington Trust Community Projects page.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund

The Covenant Fund has £10 million per year to support armed forces communities. Each year the fund supports a number of priorities which are set by the Covenant Reference Group in the spring and your FF Regional Covenant Managers can help advise you.

RAF Benevolent Fund

The RAF Benevolent Fund provides grants to other charities and organisations that also provide tangible assistance to members of the RAF Family, working together for the benefit of those in need.

It also provides funding for RAF stations, including grants to improve morale and wellbeing. Find out about the Station Grants Programme.

RAF Central Fund

Provide support through enrichment and sports grant funding for stations, directly to individuals and through the RAF Sports Associations. The Central Fund is currently able to support serving personnel, their immediate family and support network which includes reservists.

RAF Charitable Trust

RAF groups and associations, and non-profit educational/youth organisations focussing on STEM or aviation-related projects are warmly welcomed to apply for grants which meet the Trust’s mandate.

From flying scholarships to remote control aircraft kits, RAF crew room enhancements and sports kit, the Trust is here to offer support and encouragement to people of all ages working in the interests of the RAF family.

The Nuffield Trust 

The object of the Charity is to ‘promote the welfare and efficiency of the Forces of the Crown either by the provision of facilities for recreation or by any other means’. The Trust therefore finances recreational and welfare amenities and facilities that will benefit those actually serving in the Armed Forces but which are not provided by public funds and which are beyond the resources of other non-public funds. In this context, the ‘Armed Forces’ does not include Ex-Servicemen or Cadet Forces.