The Afghanistan Veterans’ Fund aims to increase capacity in services and initiatives that offer supportive comradeship, engagement and wellbeing efforts for those in the Armed Forces community impacted by events in Afghanistan, and the wider veterans community.
The Office for Veterans Affairs has asked the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) to run programmes that will award grants to improve wellbeing, resilience and promote good mental health, responding to increased needs in veterans who have served in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the wider veterans community.
The four Funding Strands
The Afghanistan Veterans Fund will support projects that improve wellbeing, resilience and promote good mental health, responding to increased needs in veterans who have served in Afghanistan and other recent conflicts and the wider veterans community.
This funding is only available to UK Charities that specifically support people from Armed Forces communities. Additional organisations can apply under Strand Four.
A full list of eligibility criteria for each Strand is available in the programme guidance below.
You can only apply under one Strand. You will need to choose the Funding Strand that is the best fit for your organisation and the type of project that you can deliver to best support veterans from Afghanistan, and other recent conflicts.
Sizes of grants vary between each Strand. Please read the guidance document for the Strand that you are interested in.
You will need to apply through our online grants system. Please read the ‘How to apply- the application form’ section in the guidance for the Strand that you are applying under.
If you don’t have an account for our online application portal, then you will need to create one. On our system, you can save a draft application form to complete later or send a draft copy to colleagues. You can also access copies of the application that you’ve submitted at any time.
Deadlines and dates to note
The closing date for applications is 17th January 2022.
You will receive a decision by the end of March 2022.
Guidance and resources
We strongly recommend you read the programme overview guidance in full.
Each of the funding Strands has its own guidance document. Please choose the corresponding document below, depending on the Strand you wish to apply to. You can only apply for one Strand
We encourage you to take a look at the application questions for your chosen Strand before beginning your online application. Please note, this is for reference only and applications can only be made via our online application portal.