Wednesday 15th July 2020

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) has announced a further two rounds of funding to the popular Positive Pathway programme, thanks to funding from HM Treasury.

The Positive Pathways programme awards grants for activities for veterans, which can have a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. It funds projects that are shaped and led by veterans, for veterans.

Steven Inman, Strategic Grants Manager at the Trust said:

“We are delighted to be opening rounds 4 and 5 of this popular programme. We’ve made some tweaks to the guidance, so do make sure you read the new version, and remember that you can get help with your application”

As a result of Covid-19, it can currently be challenging for organisations to plan ahead, so rounds 4 and 5 of the programme will only offer fixed grants for one year’s worth of activity.

Support for your project

The Trust is keen to ensure that projects funded do not duplicate existing work, and applicants will need to tell the Trust in their application why the project is needed, and how they know that it doesn’t duplicate work being done by others.

Applicants and grant holders can gain support from the Strategic Partners – six larger Armed Forces charities that can provide application support, mentoring and support to connect projects with wider pathways of care.

How to apply for Positive Pathways

Applications submitted by noon on 25 August 2020 will receive a decision by the end of November 2020.

The final closing date is noon on 30 November 2020. The Trust can’t receive any applications after that date. Applicants will get a decision by the end of February 2021.

Full programme details, guidance and resources are available via the Trust’s website and groups are invited to apply via the Trust’s online portal.

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