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Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Funding to reduce stress in veterans – Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant Trust has launched a new £4 million programme to provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families.

This programme will fund a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families. The programme will support projects where there is good evidence to suggest that the idea might produce outcomes for veterans and their carers and families that are better than current sources of support on offer.

Through this programme the Trust will make grants to single lead organisations. who will manage a portfolio. The work within this portfolio will support the beneficiaries, who are veterans that are very unwell, their carers and their families. Lead organisations must be a registered charity or statutory organisation.

The programme will make around five grants in the region of £300,000-£700,000. It is anticipated that the programme will fund one portfolio each in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and two portfolios in England.

The closing date for applications is the 31st December 2018.  Decisions on funding will be made in February 2019.