Date: Tuesday December 17, 2019 at 2:15pm
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has made another
31 awards under the Armed Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme.
More than half a million pounds has been awarded to
projects across the UK who are tackling community integration and delivery of
local services to Service communities.
The Trust were pleased to have awarded more than £100,000 in
this round to projects in the Devolved Regions.
Over £100,000 was awarded to projects in the Devolved Regions of
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland in this round.
The Church Homeless Trust received £19,622 to develop a veterans’
artisan bakery – involving veterans affected by homelessness, and their
families, to engage in therapeutic baking, cooking and gardening activities.
This was the penultimate round of the programme, which has successfully
supported groups for five years and made awards to more than 670 worthy
projects. The Trust is already in the process of developing a new funding
programme, based on the needs of the community they support
Director of Policy and Communications at the Trust, Sonia
Howe, explains: “We’re thrilled that the Local Grants programme continues to
provide simple-to-access funding to local communities throughout the UK. We
know from the feedback we receive from groups that these awards can make a huge
difference, and we’re confident that this round of funding will be no
The final round of this programme closed on 29 November. If
groups have applied to that round, they’ll receive a decision in February 2020.
To find out more about the Trust and their work, visit www.covenantfund.org.uk