Date: Monday January 13, 2020 at 4:21pm
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has
launched a new, open consultation to discover how those within, and working
with, the Armed Forces community feel funding could be best used to support
The consultation comes ahead of the re-launch of the Armed
Forces Covenant: Local Grants programme, which has successfully supported
hundreds of local projects over the last five years, strengthening the Armed
Forces community both in terms of integration and delivery of local services.
a new programme based on real need
By seeking valuable feedback as part of this eight-week
consultation, the Trust will shape a new programme, based on the needs and
priorities identified at a local level, and will use the evidence gathered to
inform their overall priority for 2020 of Integration and Engagement.
The Trust’s Director of Policy, Sonia Howe, explains:
“Research tells us that isolation and loneliness is affecting both young and
old, with increasing evidence showing the need to link veterans with existing
services. Our own grant making experience also tells us that isolation can be
an issue amongst Forces families, particularly when their serving member is
away or they move to a new area.”
views are vital
As well as which groups of people you feel are most in need
of funding support, your views of grant size and how those grants are made are
The consultation is live from 13 January until 6 March
2020. To take part, visit the Trust’s website www.covenantfund.org.uk where
details can be found on their homepage.
For more information about this consultation, a full
guidance document is also available at the link above.
To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant Fund
Trust, visit their website www.covenantfund.org.uk
Source: Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust