National Insurance holiday for employers of veterans

At the Spring Budget 2020, the Chancellor announced the introduction of a National Insurance holiday for employers who hire former members of the UK regular armed forces.

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New resource for RAF personnel and families overseas launched

The RAF Families Federation has launched a new ‘family-friendly’ resource for RAF families living overseas, and those considering an overseas assignment.

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Open consultation: Publication of figures on service leavers by geographical location

The MOD are conducting a public consultation to assess the need for published information on UK armed forces service leavers by geographic location.

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New funding evaluation report from Covenant Fund published

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and the Directory of Social Change have published an evaluation report exploring the impact of just under £11.5M of grant funds that the Trust has awarded through the Covenant Fund to support Armed Forces families that were experiencing difficult challenges.

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Birthday wishes to Northern Ireland Veteran Tommy McBrien

Happy 101st birthday to Northern Ireland Veteran Tommy McBrien!

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Academics are looking for military widow(er)s to take part in a survey on loneliness and social isolation

Academics from Northumbria University are looking for individuals whose partners have died in the UK Armed Forces or after their service, to take part in new research into loneliness and social isolation. 

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2021 RAF Benevolent Fund Awards

Do you know a team or an individual that went the extra mile in 2020 to help the RAF Benevolent Fund support the RAF Family?

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Force for Change Programme reopens for three further rounds

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is delighted to announce three further rounds of the Force for Change programme, for projects that reduce social isolation and promote integration of Forces communities.

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International Women's Week with Karen McKay WRO 1(T) (Rtd)

Karen was just 18 when she joined the Royal Naval Reserves as a WRO 1(T) Reservist. She gave eight years of service, and was one of the first Wrens that could go to sea. As part of our #choosetochallenge campaign this week, Karen has shared her story with us.

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Final round of Positive Pathways programme sees a further 85 veterans’ mental health projects supported

We’re pleased to announce almost £3 million of support for veterans’ mental health projects in the last round of the Positive Pathways programme.

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