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Armed Forces Covenant Trust - Supporting Partners

The Armed Forces Covenant Trust has partnered with the MOD to administer the Armed Forces Families Fund. This programme provides funding to projects that will offer innovative, new forms of support for the partners of those who are serving.


Applications are invited from the following types of organisations:

  • Armed Forces Bases, Stations or Units
  • Charities registered in the UK
  • Community Interest Companies (CICs).
  • Universities in the UK

What’s available

Grants of between £20,000 and £50,000 towards projects which will pilot practical new solutions that will support Partners of serving personnel, including Reservists, to reduce the challenges of service life. Your project will need to be completed within a year

Themes and Priorities

Your project must meet one of the following aims

  • Encourage new ways of enabling peer to peer support
  • Enable better access to employment, education & training, or wider support
  • Reduce duplication and make it easier for partners to access knowledge and information that’s relevant to their lives

Project ideas can build on existing work that an organisation has previously done; but it must be innovative in nature and offer new, inclusive and distinctive approaches.

Funding could be used to support projects that find solutions for partners facing challenging situations with overseas postings (whether going overseas or returning from overseas); piloting specific new types of practical support for partners; who may have different challenges to spouses or exploring solutions to challenges arising to family life from newer forms of hybrid working and deployments. There are more examples of the types of projects that could be funded in the programme guidance document.

Please click on this link for more details including how to apply for this funding.