The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awards grants through specific funding programmes, each with its own aim(s), often based on community consultation.

Our current open programmes are listed below, as well as details of how grant funding has already been spent in support of the Armed Forces community.

Discover more about our programmes

We’ve delivered a number of inspiring funding programmes that support the Armed Forces community.

Why not browse them to discover more about the issues we’ve tackled, the grants we’ve made and the impact these funds have had .

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For details of the LIBOR grants that we currently manage, click here.


Want to know more about the grants we’ve awarded from various programmes across the UK?

You can access all of our grant awards at the link below.

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Whether you’d like to know more about eligibility, what support we’ve given in your area, how we make our decisions, or something else. Check out our handy Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page to see if we can help!

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We have a number of funding programmes due to launch during 2020/21.

  • The Armed Forces Covenant Fund: Force for Change programme, developed after five successful years of learning under the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme and following feedback received as part of our recent open consultation. This new programme, which supercedes the previous Local Grants programme, will award grants up to £20k for projects that focus on integration and engagement. Launching August 2020.
  • The Tackling Loneliness programme, a Covenant Fund programme, developed following feedback received from our open consultation that supported the need for tackling social isolation in Forces communities. Fixed grants of £60k over 2 years available to projects with a particular focus on enhancing the support available to those who may have suffered the most as a result of the pandemic, and supporting the reconnection needs of Armed Forces communities. Launches July 2020.
  • The Empowering Delivery of the Covenant programme will support local authorities and Local Covenant Partnerships to strengthen future delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant locally, so that veterans, families and the wider Armed Forces community don’t get overlooked. Launches July 2020.
  • The Positive Pathways programme will reopen to support activity based projects that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans. Fixed grants of £35k for one year will be available. Launches July 2020.

Our current programmes

We currently have no open programmes.

Closing date: 29 May 2020

Funded by MOD

Covid-19 Impact Programme

The Covid-19 Impact Programme will ensure that people from Armed Forces communities can keep accessing important services, where resources for these services have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Open to: Armed Forces charities and CICs

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Families in Stress programme

In February 2018, the Trust made 13 grants of up to £300,000 for projects supporting the families of serving personnel facing stressful circumstances, requiring immediate short-term intervention.

Funded by Armed Forces Covenant Fund

Forces Communities Together programme

The Forces Communities Together programme will award small grants of up to £10,000 towards creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.