Grants are available to support charities and not-for-profit organisations that provide lifetime support to those in need among serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans, and their immediate families.
The Veterans’ Foundation has been created to establish a new and nationwide source of funding to help these charities and acquires its funds through the Veterans’ Lottery and donations.
The objects of the Veterans’ Foundation are as follows: To assist people who are serving or who have served in the British armed forces, and their dependants, by advancing any lawful charitable purpose at the discretion of the trustees and in particular, but not exclusively, to make grants to other charities who assist serving and former members of the armed forces and their dependants who are in need.
They will support projects that:
- Reduce homelessness
- Increase employment
- Provide welfare and medical support
- Increase confidence and social integration
- Reduce dependence on drugs and alcohol
- Support other charitable activities that may be needed
You can apply for grants of any sum up to a maximum of £30,000. Trustees will also consider a bid for a spread grant, i.e. £30,000 as £10,000 for each of the next three years.
Please note that the trustees are likely to award more small grants than large grants. They will consider a range of factors including the service or item being applied for, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applicant charity and the needs of the beneficiaries.
For more go to: www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/grant-application/