Armed Forces Covenant Trust Relaunches Force for Change Programme for 2021

The Armed Forces Covenant Trust has announced that the Force for Change programme is once again offering grant funding to registered charities and Community Interest Companies that have substantial experience supporting Armed Forces communities.

Grants of up to £10,000 are available for local community projects that can start within a month of being awarded a grant and be completed within a year or less.

Projects should address one of two main themes:

Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more engaged in their local area.

Providing opportunities for isolated members of the Armed Forces community to take part in activities that improve general wellbeing.

Funding can be used for a wide range of projects. The grant can be used to pay for most things needed for the project or activity.

To be eligible to apply, organisations must be one of the following:

An established registered charity or community interest company (CIC) with substantial recent experience of supporting Armed Forces communities.

An Armed Forces unit or base.

A local authority.

A school.

There will be three application rounds in 2021.

The deadline for the first round is 12 April 2021 (midday).

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