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Thursday 1st April 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has launched a new, £6 million programme to support existing charitable activities and services for Armed Forces communities, in need of short-term grant support due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme will award one-year grants of up to £100,000 to Armed Forces charities and charities with an existing track record of supporting Armed Forces communities.

Two funding options available

There will be two funding tracks available under this programme. The first is project based and will support the costs of existing activities that are well used by the Forces community.

The second track, for Armed Forces charities only, will support core costs. Applicants can request funding for up to two, full-time-equivalent staff, where it will enable your organisation to keep delivering the services your beneficiaries use and value. You can also apply for help with transformational costs to help put your Armed Forces charity in a better position to deliver services and support in the future.

Melloney Poole, Chief Executive for the Trust, explains: “We’re excited to be able to offer tailored funding opportunities depending on what the applicant most needs, following the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on charitable income. In particular, we’re pleased to be providing the chance for Armed Forces charities to apply for much-needed core costs to sustain their services for the coming year.”

The first round of the Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme will close for applications on 4 June, with the second round closing 9 September. Applicants are encouraged to submit their best application to the round that most suits their needs, as only one application is allowed.

Find out more Full programme eligibility information and guidance is available on the Trust’s website.

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