ABOUT THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY COVENANT GRANT SCHEME

The aim of the Community Covenant Grant Scheme is to financially support projects, at a local level, which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.

 

It has a fund of £30 million over the next four years across the UK, generally allocating sums of between £100 and £250,000 through an application process. The fund is administered by the Ministry of Defence.

 

WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS DOES THE GRANT SCHEME FUND?

 

An application for funding can be submitted by any part of the community; this might include volunteer groups, charities, public bodies such as schools, and so on.

 

Examples of projects could include (but not restricted to):

 

 • Bringing together Armed Forces dependants with others in the local community

 • Activities through community activities in rural, isolated areas;

 • One-off activities, such as an activity camp involving the Armed Forces and local young people, in which the Scheme would meet the travel and subsistence costs of the Service participants;

 • An exhibition at a local library/town hall etc, explaining what a local Armed Forces unit has recently been doing (e.g. in Afghanistan);

 • An “oral history” project, where the local branch of a regimental association, locally based Armed Forces personnel or a specific group of Armed Forces personnel recorded their experiences or discussed them with local school children;

 • Enhancement of existing community facilities used by both local and Armed Forces communities to enable new activities that will led to greater integration.

 

 

HOW CAN I APPLY FOR FUNDING?

 

The Grant Scheme will consider applications for projects that deliver tangible results and meet the overall aims of the Community Covenant Scheme.

 

 

Please email all completed applications to

Bids will be considered in the first instance by the Staffordshire Armed Forces Appraisal Board (formed from the Staffordshire Community Covenant Partnership). Bids that the Board are happy to endorse will be submitted to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to be considered by the Community Covenant Grant Panel.

 

WHERE DO I SEND MY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM?

 

Please email all completed applications to

 

WHEN ARE THE BIDS ASSESSED?

 

Bids are assessed on a quarterly basis by an MoD Panel but will require endorsement from the Staffordshire Armed Forces Appraisal Board before being sent to MoD.

 

HOW CAN I FIND OUT MORE?

HELP WITH COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

 

If you are a Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisation and require further support with your project application, please contact

the VAST Development Team on:

 

Tel: 0300 303 8606

 

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