The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) supports the Armed Forces Covenant by delivering funding programmes that create real change to Armed Forces communities across the UK.  We are a charity and are classified as a Non-Departmental Public Body, or NDPB. We look after the Armed Forces Covenant Fund, worth £10m each year.  We also work with HM Government to run other funding programmes that have a positive impact on Armed Forces communities.

Funding programmes for 2022-23

Force for Change

The popular Force for Change programme will reopen in April 2022; with a focus on funding local projects that respond to hidden and known needs within Armed Forces Communities, which can include standalone projects that would enable new approaches to be piloted. Grants of up to £10,000 are available, and this programme has previously awarded over £4M to over 300 projects throughout the UK.

Tackling Loneliness

The Royal British Legion also provide funds to other organisations through its external grants programme, which can award grants up to £50,000.

There is also funding for the protection and use of historic war memorials available from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Reaching and supporting Armed Forces communities

Reaching and Supporting Armed Forces communities will offer funding of up to three years, with grants of up to £100,000, though some projects may be able to access grants of up to £150,000. This programme will fund projects that help address complex needs especially where evidence has highlighted gaps in support and provision. 

Transformational grants programme

A transformational grants programme will launch later in 2022, which will make significant grants to a small number of projects that can deliver sustainable new approaches to addressing unmet needs.