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Armed Forces Covenant Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund commits £10 million each year to support the Armed Forces Covenant by making grants for projects that contribute towards integration, greater wellbeing, and social support for serving armed forces personnel, their families, veterans and the communities where they live.

The funding priorities for 2017-18 are as follows:

  • Families in Stress
  • Strengthening Local Government Delivery of the Covenant
  • Armed Forces Covenant - Local Grants (Grants of up to £20,000 for community integration and delivery of local services)

The Colchester Local Covenant Partnership includes representatives from Colchester Borough Council (officers and Member) and Colchester Garrison (Garrison Commander and Civil Engagement Officer).

The Partnership is eager to hear from local organisations interested in accessing this funding.  Applicants must work closely with their Local Covenant Partnership to ensure that their project is properly connected locally, responds to recognised need and does not duplicate other provision. 

Examples of successful local project applications:

  • Montgomery Infant School & Nursery:  Purpose built trim trail. To ensure reception children have access to structured physical development. 
  • Colchester Community Hall refurbishment:  Project completed to modernise and improve welfare aspects of the Community Centre, including a coffee shop.
  • Newport Free Grammar School: Construct a long and triple jump pit and run up area for the benefit of the whole community.

For Further Information:

Further updates and more details on the funding programmes are available at Armed Forces Covenant

or contact:

Sam Goodman, Community Development Officer, Colchester Borough Council

Tel: 01206 282539   Email: Armed.Forces@colchester.gov.uk

Or, if you are applying from MOD:

George Lazenby, Civil Engagement and Information Management Officer, HQ Colchester Garrison

Tel: 01206 815117   Email: john.lazenby987@mod.uk