New £6 million programme launched: Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities

March 31, 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund 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.

It’s important to note that under this new programme, organisations can only receive one award. We strongly advise you to read all guidance in full before beginning your application.

Deadlines and dates to note

Round 1 – if you apply by midday on 4 June 2021, you’ll receive a decision in September 2021.

Round 2 – if you apply by midday on 9 September 2021, you’ll receive a decision in November 2021.

Please note that you can only apply to one round, so please pick the round that best suits your organisation’s needs.

Full programme information and guidance is available on the Sustaining Support to Armed Forces Communities programme page.

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