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Funding available to support armed forces charities through Coronavirus

Posted on Tuesday 26th May 2020
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Organisations from across Staffordshire helping support their local Armed Forces Communities through the Coronavirus pandemic are being invited to apply for funding.

Grants of up to £60,000 are being made available by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust with support to apply from Staffordshire County Council.

Voluntary groups, charities and community interest companies delivering services to veterans, Armed Forces families and others from the Armed Forces community are eligible for the grants.

Projects must provide support in areas including, Support to the elderly, Service families, Mental and physical health, Domestic violence, Housing and employment, or to help keep valuable services up and running.

Alan White, Deputy Leader at Staffordshire County Council and a former member of the armed forces himself said:

“This fund is for those organisations and groups providing support to our local armed forces communities through the Coronavirus pandemic.

 “Lots of different groups and projects are being considered for funding, including those helping older people, or armed forces families or delivering advice services on mental health and wellbeing.  The funding can also be used to help organisations with their usual day to day services and running costs.

“I would encourage organisations who think they might be eligible to make an application.”

 The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is managing £6 million of funding for Armed Forces charities and Community Interest Companies (CICs), as announced by the Government on 12 May 2020.

 The closing date for applications is Friday 29 May 2020. People  can get further information on eligibility and apply at www.covenantfund.org.uk

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