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Covenant Fund

Find out about applying to the £10 million per annum Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community.

Applying to the Covenant Fund

Thank you for your interest in the Covenant Fund. The funding priorities for April 2017 to March 2018 are as follows:

  • families in stress
  • strengthening local government delivery of the covenant
  • Armed Forces Covenant: local grants
  • a single grant to produce a map of need for the Covenant Fund
  • a single grant to produce an outcomes framework for the Covenant Fund
  • a single grant for the provision of a digital support programme for the Covenant Fund

The time scales for each of these priorities are listed below.

The Covenant Fund’s priorities for April 2018 to March 2019 will be announced early in February 2018 so please do check for updates.

Families in stress

For more information about this funding programme please visit our guidance page.

Invitations for expressions of interest have now closed.

Strengthening local government delivery of the covenant

We are now closed for applications.

For more information about this funding programme please visit our guidance page.

Armed Forces Covenant: local grants and digital development programme

We are currently closed for applications to the Local Grants and Digital Development programme. We expect to be offering funding for Local Grants in 2018/19 and to be able to announce the timetables for applications and decision making during February 2018.

For background information about this funding programme please visit our guidance page.

Other information

Funding is limited, so we will only be able to fund the very best projects. As this is an enduring fund, there will be plenty of opportunity to apply in the coming months and years if your project is not quite ready yet.

If you are unsure whether your organisation or your project are likely to be funded, please do contact us at covenant-grantteammailbox@mod.gov.uk.

We rejected many applications last year that would have been better served looking elsewhere for funding, and we are aware of the pressure on organisational resources, so would not wish you to waste your time developing an application that stands little or no chance of success.

Contact us

Further information on the priorities, eligibility and application process can be found on the guidance page. If you have any questions which are not covered by the guidance, you can contact us by email at covenant-grantteammailbox@mod.gov.uk.

How to apply: guidance

  1. How to apply for a Covenant Fund grant

    • Guidance

Background information

Published 13 August 2015
Last updated 11 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated information about applications for grants.
  2. Updated contact details and information about Strengthening local government delivery of the covenant.
  3. Added information on the local grants and digital development programme.
  4. Added Call for letters of interest: developing capacity.
  5. Updated the 'Strengthening local government delivery of the covenant', which is now open for applications.
  6. Updated to add information about the provision of a digital support programme for the Covenant Fund.
  7. Updated information about families in stress.
  8. Removed event register as applications have now closed.
  9. Updated Families in stress section
  10. Added information: Armed Forces Covenant: local grants now accepting applications for grants up to £20,000.
  11. Updated with details of the 2017/18 fund priorities.
  12. Updated Strengthening local government delivery of the covenant paragraph.
  13. Updated the Applying to the Covenant Fund section Community integration / delivery of local services section.
  14. Updated section 'Strengthening local government delivery of the covenant' as the deadline for applying has been extended.
  15. Added note inviting applications for round two (under Priority 4).
  16. Added updated Applying to the Covenant Fund text.
  17. Updated Community integration / delivery of local services text.
  18. Included application deadline date for stage one and email address for expressions of interest.
  19. Added note: Priority 2: Families in stress and Priority 4: Community integration / delivery of local services Deadlines have been extended to 24 June 2016.
  20. Updated information about the Covenant Fund.
  21. Updated information about applying for the fund.
  22. Updated information because applications for the fund is now closed.
  23. Updated info about applying for the small grant scheme and link to the application form.
  24. Updated the how to apply information as applications deadline for the large grant fund has passed.
  25. Updated the 'Applying to the Covenant fund' section.
  26. Added additional information to the 'Applying to the Covenant Fund' section.
  27. First published.