One-off grants of up to £70,000 are available to Armed Forces charities for projects and activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of veterans in the UK. The fund aims to give veterans more choice and control over their own personal recovery journeys, enabling them to take part in activities that are personally meaningful, while receiving good support with their mental health and wellbeing needs.
The programme offers fixed one-year grants of £35,000 or two-year grants of £70,000 to organisations primarily supporting past and present members of the Armed Forces and their families. Funding can be used towards the costs of activity-based projects that will have a positive impact on the mental health and wellbeing of veterans. The Trust will prioritise applications from small and local (rather than national) organisations and those whose projects are led or partly led by veterans.
Successful applicants under the Positive Pathways Programme will be supported by larger organisations that have already been awarded grants under the Fund’s Strategic Pathways Programme to help connect their work with wider networks that support veterans’ mental health.
Deadline: 6 September 2019 for the first round*
*Applications are assessed on a rolling basis but applications submitted by 6 September 2019 will receive a decision by the end of November 2019.