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‘The Lamps are Going Out’ a project created to support Service Children from the Trust’s Force for Change programme

A creative-arts project, working with military families & veterans. Designed, to help raise confidence and aspirations of Service Children…

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Beneficiary, Kent Coast Volunteering

We’re incredibly excited and grateful to receive funding from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to be able to support our ‘Active Sharks’ project. We are proud of all the work that our staff do with veterans in the region, this fund will enable us to work with more veterans and their families who need our support.

Vicky Irwin, Community Development Manager at Sharks Community Trust

It’s absolutely fantastic we have won this grant for RAF Marham, (or should that be Fitastic!). Our families are really feeling the affect of the COVID lockdown preventing any groups clubs or activities taking place especially as there was a long deployment of personnel being away for nine months.

Jocelyne Newman Community Development Officer, Station Headquarters RAF Marham

We’re incredibly excited and grateful to receive funding from The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to be able to support our ‘Active Sharks’ project. We are proud of all the work that our staff do with veterans in the region, this fund will enable us to work with more veterans and their families who need our support.

Vicky Irwin, Community Development Manager at Sharks Community Trust

This grant is amazing news for the long established British community in Nicosia. Already there is a brilliant vibe buzzing around the estate and the kids can’t wait to see this erected on our patch. This will pull the community closer together and provide a much needed facility for many years to come.

WO2 Mallinson, Nicosia Station, Cyprus

Having been awarded the NAAFI Grant for a children’s play area, it will enhance the “lived experience” of many of our Military and Civilian staff and their families. This project will enhance our continued ambition to support our whole force and visiting personnel, whilst providing a focal point for family events.

WO1 R Slaughter, Royal Navy, Britannia Royal Naval College

The time myself and my family have shared during the sessions has been nothing short of amazing and is extremely special to me. I can’t thank you all enough, not only for the time on the family sessions, but the time afforded to me individually. It has impacted me greatly and helped me more than anything else.

JI, Veteran beneficiary of the Trust’s Positive Pathways Programme

I am absolutely delighted to receive this award, from the Trust, on behalf of our veterans. The Somme Nursing Home, along with Defence Garden Scheme have designed a Gardening Project to encourage veterans to become engaged with the gardens around our Home.

Gary Cassells, Executive Director, Somme Nursing Home

The impact of being a military family with a child with special needs has horrendous stresses, but it also has huge highs. The isolation of military life creates the conditions where family isn’t those you are related to. We have had fantastic friends help us throughout this time and still do, but the journey isn’t over.

Jo, Courage to Care

To the people who support SSAFA’s Short Breaks and make it happen, thank you. It does make a huge difference to service families like ours.

Hannah, Service Family and beneficiary

Spotlight

Report of the ‘War Widows InTouch Programme

The project was awarded funding under the ‘Removing Barriers to Family Life‘ programme and aimed to connect war widow/ers nationally and locally...

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£25 million+

Awarded to support the Armed Forces community in 2020/21 Our programmes

116

Awarded grants for projects to help veterans gain better mental health in 2020/21 Our impact

£11.5 million+

Awarded to over 700 projects under the Local Grants programme between 2015-2020 Local Grants programme

Current Programmes

Closing date: 10 Mar 2022

Funded by the Office for Veterans' Affairs

Supporting comradeship, connectiveness and engagement with veterans: Army Regimental, Corps, Headquarters and Associations

Grants for projects to build comradeship with veterans from recent conflicts

Open to: Army Regimental and Corps Associations