The Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) new Armed Forces Covenant Fund has now been launched and the application process is now open. It replaces the previous Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme.
The Covenant Fund has £10 million each year to support the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities (see below).
There are two funding routes:
- small grants, for applications up to a maximum of £20,000 and
- large grants, for applications of between £20,001 and £500,000.
The following three priorities have been set for the financial year 2015-16 and will be reviewed for 2016-17:
- Community integration
- The coordination and delivery of support to the Armed Forces community
- Former service personnel in the criminal justice system
For more information about applying, visit http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/armedforces
The webpage also contains useful contact for armed forces support services and advice groups.