Funds and grants

Various charities offering funds or grants that can be applied for by individuals or on behalf of organisations.

Armed Forces Covenant Fund

The Covenant Fund was launched in 2015 and has provided grants for various programmes from Local Authority funding to family support projects and the Veterans Gateway. They welcome bids for current funds for local grants for covenant projects and an Armistice fund for remembrance. New funding streams are announced each year and details can be found here.

Royal British Legion external grant fund

The Royal British Legion's External Grants programme is open to applications from organisations running, or planning, charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community.

Applications for projects supporting the following outcome themes will be prioritised:

  • employment and training
  • family support
  • homelessness and outreach
  • supporting the elderly

Please note that the Legion is not inviting applications for multi-year funding at this time. Applications will only be considered for 'one off' payments. Continuation funding may be applied for in following years. Applications can be made through their website.

The Soldiers Charity – Army Benevolent Fund

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the Army’s National Charity. Originally established as the Army Benevolent Fund in 1944, they provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families from every conflict.

They give assistance to individuals as well as making grants to a large number of charities and partner organisations, providing specialist support on our collective behalf. Their work touches the lives of around 75,000 people each year, sustaining the British Army ‘family’ both at home and around the world. They are The Soldiers’ Charity: ‘For Soldiers – For Life’.

Forces in Mind Trust

The aim of the Forces in Mind Trust is to provide an evidence base that will influence and underpin policy making and service delivery in order to enable ex-Service personnel and their families to lead successful civilian lives. They award grants (both reactive and proactive) that aim to improve the transition process for ex-Service personnel and their families.