Veterans’ Foundation grants

The Veterans’ Foundation has established a grants programme to support charities and organisations that provide support to those in need among serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families.

 

Who can apply

he Veterans’ Foundation has established a substantial grants programme to support charities and organisations (eg CIC limited by guarantee) that provide support to those in need among serving armed forces personnel, veterans, operationally qualified seafarers and their immediate families.

We support a wide variety of projects such as those that reduce homelessness, increase employment, provide welfare and medical support, increase confidence and social integration, as well as reducing dependence on alcohol and drugs.

Visit our “Apply For a Grant” tab, and read our detailed guidance for organisations bidding for grants.

 

Restrictions

What the Charity is unlikely to fund

The Veterans’ Foundation supports a wide range of organisations, though please note the guidelines below which indicate bids that are not normally funded:

  • Bids from Areas that are Unlikely to be Funded

  • Organisations that do not support the Armed Forces or seafaring communities

  • Gap years, study trips, fundraising expeditions or sponsorship

  • Housing associations and corporations unless activities and costs are clear and charitable, perhaps match-funded

  • Any activities that result in profit

  • Organisations requiring payments to be sent to accounts outside the UK

  • Bids for start-up organisations are particularly carefully scrutinised and may not be funded due to the risk involved. If they are funded, the trustees may require match-funding arrangements.

 

How to apply

Create an account to start the Veterans’ Foundation grant. Enter your charity email address – if you don’t have one, your personal email will suffice. Click Create an account below to begin the process.

You will receive an email, click Create Account in the email – this will register your email address with the Veterans’ Foundation

After clicking the email link, you will be asked to set a password – this must be at least 10 characters and include one character that is not a letter (such as a digit or exclamation mark).

Follow the on-screen prompts, answer the questions and upload documents when asked. First, you will complete an organisation profile. Next, you will upload any supporting documents you can provide. Finally, you will complete the grant applications with details about your funding request. Once the grant application has been successfully submitted, you will receive an email confirmation.

You can add your details when it suits you. You can log back into your account and continue to fill in your Veterans’ Foundation grant application whenever you want, your details and application process will be saved.

When you have completed the application process, click submit.

The Veterans’ Foundation trustees will review your grant application and decide whether to provide a grant this time.

You can submit another application whenever you wish, your account will remain active.

Please see our FAQs and choose “Applying for a grant” to learn more about applying for a grant from the Veterans’ Foundation.

If you need further advice, send your query to grants@veteransfoundation.org.uk.

 

Useful links

https://www.veteransfoundation.org.uk/apply-for-a-grant/