Friday 18th September 2020

Grants of up to £20,000 are available for Armed Forces bases and stations for projects that will develop better spaces for recreation, leisure or for our Serving personnel to relax in while off duty, through the launch of the NAAFI Fund.

The NAAFI Fund, launched today, will fund projects that enhance welfare and improve quality of life for Serving personnel and Serving families living on or near Armed Forces bases or stations.

In the first year of the NAAFI Fund, applications are encouraged for projects or activities that help to bring people together on military establishments and help reduce boredom or isolation.

Funding projects that improve life on base

This year, Armed Forces bases and stations can apply for a grant of between £5,000 and £20,000. Grants can be used to refurbish spaces, purchase equipment or run projects of up to a year.

 Steve Marshall, Managing Director of NAAFI, said:

“We know that 2020 has been a difficult year, with our Armed Forces working hard. We’re delighted to be open for funding. You could use a grant from the NAAFI Fund to make a recreational space more comfortable, or to create an area with pool tables or games consoles. We are really looking forward to hearing your ideas about what would improve your life on base.”

Melloney Poole, Chief Executive of The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) said:

“We are delighted to be working with NAAFI to deliver the NAAFI Fund and we look forward to supporting good projects that make a difference to Serving personnel and Serving families living on or near Armed Forces bases.”

Applications are open

Armed Forces bases and stations have until the 23 November 2020 to apply for this round. You will first need to submit a short summary of 50 words or less, to be received by NAAFI in October 2020. More information is available in the programme guidance.

Find out more

Full programme details, guidance and resources are available via the Trust’s website,

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