Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to Focus Funding on Armed Forces Families

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust says that it is working on funding priorities for the 2019/20 financial year and there will be more support for Armed Forces families.

According to the Trust, the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Programme will continue into its fifth year, but families will feature heavily in other funding to be made available through the Covenant Fund.

Explaining further, Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust’s Director of Policy Sonia Howe said:

“The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has four broad funding themes now and in future years.

“Removing barriers to family life is one of the four priorities of the Armed Forces Covenant, and there has been some significant support for families, particularly through the Families in Stress programme.

“But we know that there is more need out there; and we are looking at developing programmes to support Armed Forces families in their broadest sense, both serving and veteran families, and families from Foreign and Commonwealth countries.

“We are also thinking about the needs of young people from Armed Forces Families.”

In the meantime, groups that are seeking funding for local community integration projects that support the local Armed Forces community can apply to the Local Grants Programme at any time until 2 December 2019.

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