Funding to support armed forces charities during the pandemic.
The Defence Minister, Johnny Mercer, has announced extra funding for armed forces charities across the UK.
Serving personnel, veterans and their families will benefit from an additional £6-million of new funding to ensure they get the support they need during the coronavirus outbreak.
Today’s sum is part of a package of support announced by the Chancellor in April to ensure charities can continue their vital work during the pandemic.
It will be offered in addition to existing funding for veteran’s mental health and the Armed Forces Covenant Trust.
The funding is available to apply for from now.
It will be distributed in the form of grants administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, backed by the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and the Cabinet Office, and will be given to charities across the UK that work in 9 key areas affected by the impact of the coronavirus.
The application process will be published on Covenant Fund Trust
, and a separate decision-making board will be established to decide where the funding is best allocated.
The board will include representatives from MOD, the Cabinet Office and COBSEO, the sector body for Armed Forces charities. Full article here