Funding

Some initiatives cost nothing and are simply down to goodwill, others require a small amount of funding to make a project happen, whilst others have a more challenging funding need. 

The UK Armed Forces Covenant Fund was launched on 13 August 2015 and this section aims to provide an overview or summary.

The application process is a new online system; local Community Covenant Boards may be aware of planned submissions during project development or will be informed of any submissions from Suffolk or projects being proposed to cover the county during the assessment stage.  There are new priorites for funding year 2017 which are highlighted in bold below:

  • Families in Stress 2017.  For more information about this funding programme please visit our guidance page. We will reopen for expressions of interest in March 2017.  

  • Improving Local Covenant Delivery.  We will reopen for applications in June 2017. Updated guidance will follow shortly.

  • MoD Armed Forces Covenant: local grants (max £20,000).   From February 2017 this fund will work on a rolling submission basis; applications will be accepted throughout 2017 and will be considered four times over the next 12 months.  The guidance document and questions asked can be found (click).  The online application form can be found by following this link, with the first funding decisions in May.   Under this priority we will fund projects that respond to the local needs of the Armed Forces Community and improve recognition of the Armed Forces Covenant, and that:

• help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or

• deliver valuable local services to the armed forces community.

Who can apply?

The application must be from a statutory body, registered charity or an armed forces unit with an UIN. This organisation will be the accountable body for the grant.  MoD we will be asking for evidence of real engagement and partnership working - in the case of a non armed forces charity or statutory body - with either an armed forces charity or an armed forces unit.  If you are a registered Community Interest Company you may also apply. All project work must be done on a not for profit basis.

Weblink to MoD Covenant Fund guidance documents (Weblink
(this highlights what they are looking for and what costs they consider to be ineligible)


Weblink to MoD Covenant Fund application (Weblink)
(this is new online system, which you can save as you progress before submitting)

 

Suffolk Armed Forces Commissioner Locality Fund
A modest locality budget has been made available to support small scale projects linked to the Community Covenant. This mirrors Suffolk County Council Councillors Locality Budgets which can support local community projects.
Guidance Notes Click
Application Form Click















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