Posted November 9, 2023
Veterans’ Foundation Reopens Applications for 2024 Projects Across UK
The Veterans’ Foundation, a registered charities, has reopened to applications with an updated grant application process, including a new online platform, revised guidance, eligibility criteria and application form.
The Foundation offers grants to charities and not-for-profit organisations that provide support to those in need among serving Armed Forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families.
A potential, qualified beneficiary “in need” is one or all of the following:
- At a disadvantage compared with non-armed forces citizens due to their service.
- Someone who is experiencing challenges such as the following: unemployment, homelessness, mental and physical ill-health, injuries, poor welfare, old age, a child’s loss of parent, or addiction.
The following grants are now available:
- Grants up to £30,000. This can be for one year or a multi-year grant for up to three years (eg, £10,000 per year over three years).
- Grants up to £50,000 (an increase from the previous £40,000) for the exclusive use of salary costs, over a two-year period may be awarded, (ie, £25,000 per year over two years).
The funding can be used to cover a range of costs directly related to projects covering a range of aspects of social care for the Armed Forces community.
All registered charities and other not-for-profit organisations that support the Armed Forces community (veterans, those serving and immediate dependants), including seafaring veterans who have served on operations, can apply.
Priority is given to charities and organisations who can demonstrate that they are directly involved in the provision of support to those in need as well as to those with a low to medium income.
The Foundation has introduced an online eligibility quiz. This must be completed in order to access the application form.
The quarterly application deadlines for 2024 have been published.
The first deadline for applications is 30 January 2024 for a decision in March 2024.
Further details can be found here: Home | Veterans’ Foundation (veteransfoundation.org.uk)