The MOD has released information regarding the new Covenant fund. There will be £10 million available every year, and this year the funding is available for the following 3 priorities:

1. Community integration projects
2. The coordination and delivery of support to the armed forces community
3. Issues facing veterans in the criminal justice system

Who can apply?

The lead organisation can be either 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.

Covenant Fund small grants

The small grants programme will be a single stage process with a short application form. The key dates are as follows:

Round 1
Open for applications – 13 August 2015
Closing date – 17 September 2015
Decisions by – 26 November 2015

Round 2
Open for applications – 28 October 2015
Closing date – 17 December 2015
Decisions by – 10 March 2016

How much is available?

One off funding of between £1,000 and £20,000 is available for projects lasting up to 12 months.

Covenant Fund large grants
The key dates are as follows:

Open for expressions of interest 13 August 2015
Closing date for expressions of interest 24 September 2015
Expression of interest decisions communicated, and invitations to stage 2 sent out, by 26 November 2015
Deadline for stage 2 applications 13 January 2016
Stage 2 decisions communicated by 10 March 2016

How much is available?

Grants of up to £500,000 are available, for projects lasting up to three years

For further information about the Covenant Fund please contact: