Thursday 10th January 2019
The programme is now open for applications towards the Local Grants Programme where the Covenant Fund Trust make grants of up to £20k for local projects that support community integration or local delivery of services.
There is a programme guidance download on how to apply for a grant online. Top tip is to make sure you read this guidance carefully before you start to fill out the application form, as well as the application questions!
Community Integration projects should create strong local links between the Armed Forces community, who are current and former members of their armed forces and their families) and civilian communities; and be able to clearly demonstrate how they will have impact in overcoming barriers to better integration; and improving perceptions, attitudes and understanding. For the project to be truly effective in achieving community integration there should be shared development, delivery and benefits for both communities.
Delivery of Local Services projects should be local projects which offer financial advice, housing, mental and physical health, employability or social support for serving armed forces personnel, veterans, and their families. Projects must be well connected, both to their beneficiaries and to other relevant organisations, and be able to demonstrate how the services they provide will be well-publicised, accessible and joined up.