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

For projects to build comradeship with veterans from Afghanistan and other recent conflicts

This programme is now closed

You will receive a decision by the end of March 2022.

This programme is supported through the Afghanistan Veterans Fund.

The Afghanistan Veterans’ Fund aims to increase capacity in services and initiatives that offer supportive comradeship, engagement and wellbeing efforts for those in the Armed Forces community impacted by events in Afghanistan, and the wider veterans community.

The Office for Veterans Affairs has asked the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) to run programmes that will award grants to improve wellbeing, resilience and promote good mental health, responding to increased needs in veterans who have served in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the wider veterans community.

Eligibility

This programme is only open to Army Regimental and Corps Associations. Regimental and Corps Headquarters can also apply, providing that they are charities.

What’s available

You can apply for a fixed grant of either £10,000 or £35,000. Your project should show how it would help you engage and support veterans and their families, offering support and comradeship particularly to those who don’t currently take part in the activities that you offer. You can use all or some of your grant to help you develop better ways of reaching engaging veterans using media and digital means of engagement.

Application process

You will need to apply through our online grants system. Please read the ‘How to apply- the application form’ section in the programme guidance for more information on how to do this.

If you don’t have an account for our online application portal, then you will need to create one. On our system, you can save a draft application form to complete later or send a draft copy to colleagues. You can also access copies of the application that you’ve submitted at any time.

Deadlines and dates to note

The closing date for applications is 9am on 10th March 2022.

You will receive a decision by the end of March 2022.

Guidance and resources

We strongly recommend you read the programme overview guidance in full. We encourage you to take a look at the application questions beginning your online application. Please note, this is for reference only and applications can only be made via our online application portal.

Application questions

You can download and read the application questions. Some organisations find it helpful to use this document to work on a draft. Remember, you can only apply for this programme through our online application portal. There is more information on how to do this in the programme guidance.

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