The Community Covenant Grant scheme has been set up to fund local projects which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.
The Covenant Fund is one of many funds available through government, trusts, lottery distributers, European funding and other sources.
£10 million is made available each year, and this year the funding is available for:
There are 2 application routes:
The lead organisation can either be a registered charity or a statutory body, such as a local authority. If the application is not lead by an armed forces charity, it must have an armed forces charity as a key partner. Other types of organisation can be partners in applications. All project work must be done on a not for profit basis.
The small grants programme will be a single stage process with a short application form. The key dates are:
For the large grants programme the key dates are:
There will be a bespoke MOD application form for the small grants and an MOD form for expressions of interest for larger grants. Do not use the standard HCC application form as these will not be accepted.
For Hampshire based projects, before submitting an application to this fund it is important to speak to a County Council representative so that we can offer you impartial advice to ensure that your bid has the highest chance of success. Please contact Melissa Juniper at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01962 873948.