Covenant fund

Apply to support the armed forces community.

The Covenant Fund has £10 million each year to support the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities.

The funding priorities for April 2018 to March 2019 include:

  • Armed Forces Covenant: local grants and digital development
  • Armistice and Armed Forces Communities: supporting local communities to consider the Armed Forces Covenant and its relevance today in the context of the World War 1 commemorations
  • New ways to tackle serious stress in veterans, carers, and families programme

How to apply

The Covenant Fund has moved to an independent trust from 1 April 2018. Information about new programmes and previous grants awarded will still feature here but in the coming months you can find out more about our work at

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 contact us at to discuss this with us.  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.

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