Armed Forces Covenant Fund Families in Stress Priority

Grant Sources

The Ministry of Defence’s £10 million Armed Forces Covenant Fund supports the armed forces community across the UK.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is currently accepting applications to the Families in Stress priority of the £10 million per year Covenant Fund.

Grants of between £20,000 and £300,000 are available for programmes of work lasting between two to three years.

The funding is for projects that support families of serving personnel who are experiencing a significant stressful life event and would benefit from an intervention from a provider who can offer specialised, localised (or easily accessible) and immediate support. These life events could include: life-changing injury, bereavement, domestic abuse, relationship break-up, those subject to the civil or service justice system or mental health issues.

Beneficiaries should be the families of serving personnel based both in the UK and overseas. Projects must either be new or enhance the support that is already available with an emphasis on long-term self-sufficiency. Projects should fill gaps in provision and not replicate or replace services already provided, nor create dependency. This priority will not fund capital schemes such as play parks or projects that extend to families of veterans.

Projects should demonstrate an understanding of the diverse nature of service families (eg. geographically dispersed, deployment status, accompanied/unaccompanied overseas, single parents, single service personnel (where the family may be a relative such as parent), reservists, foreign and commonwealth personnel and their families, Service children and those with caring responsibilities etc.) and offer immediate and/or easily accessible support. Applicants also need to be working in close partnership with their local Armed Forces base(s.

Projects must also demonstrate how they support at least one of the principles that underpin the UK Armed Forces Families Strategy: fairness, choice, empowerment, resilience.

Local charities (or a branch of a national charity) or community interest companies that provide specialist services can apply. The lead organisation must work in close partnership with one or more armed forces base. The applicant must be able to provide evidence of real engagement and partnership working between the charity and the armed forces base(s).

The deadline for expressions of interest is 26 June 2017 (noon).

Please find below documents for this grant funding opportunity:-

Covenant Fund – Finding Your Local Covenant Partnership

Covenant Fund – Frequently Asked Questions

Covenant Fund – Grant Awarded 2015-16

Covenant Fund – Grants Awarded 2016-17 upto the Feb 2017

Covenant Fund – Guidance For Applicants – 2017-18

Covenant Fund – Outcomes Measurement Framework Call for Letters of Interest

Covenant Fund Small Grants Application Form 2017

Covenant_Fund – Guide to Partnership Agreements

Digital Support Programme Call for Letters of Interest and Proforma

Expressions of Interest Guidance – Covenant Fund – Families In Stress

Expressions of Interest Questions – Covenant Fund

Programme Summary Map of Needs and Outcomes Framework

Regional and Devolved Administration Board Areas

Summary Report on the Covenant Fund 2015-16

Terms and Conditions of Covenant Grants over £20,000

Terms and Conditions of Covenant Grants upto £20,000

Other grant opportunities ending soon can be found by clicking on the names of the funders below:-

Rosa Launches Voices from the Front Line Grants Scheme – ending 15th June 2017

LIFE Programme – Call for Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) – ending 15th June 2017

European Union – Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue – ending 15th June 2017

M&S Energy – Community Energy Fund Competition Open to Applications (GB) – ending 23rd June 2017

Greggs Foundation – Local Community Projects Fund – ending 24th June 2017

EaSI Progress Programme – ending 30th June 2017


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