Armed Forces Covenant Fund – Local Grants
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) established the £10 million Covenant Fund in August 2015 to support the armed forces community through the Armed Forces Covenant. This is an enduring fund. Grants are available for registered charities, community interest companies, local authorities, schools, and armed forces units with a UIN for projects in the UK that support the armed forces community and meet the Ministry of Defence’s priorities.
For the first three years, the Covenant Fund was based within the Ministry of Defence, and in April 2018, following a decision that it should become independent, it moved to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to current and former members of the armed forces and their families, and it sets out how they should expect to be treated.
The Armed Forces Covenant is supported by the Community Covenant and the Corporate Covenant. The Community Covenant encourages local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their area and promote public understanding and awareness. The Corporate Covenant is a public pledge from businesses and other organisations who wish to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community.
The fund is open for applications to the Local Grants and Digital Development programme.
Applications submitted by midday:
- 13 May 18 will be decided before the end of June 18.
- 29 July 18 will be decided before the end of September 18.
- 30 Sept 18 will be decided before the end of November 2018.
- 17 Dec 18 will be decided before the end of February 2019