Armed Forces Covenant Fund
The aim of the Covenant Fund is to financially support projects, at the local level, which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live
The Grant Scheme will consider applications for projects that deliver tangible results and meet the overall aims of the Covenant Fund. An application for funding can be submitted by any part of the community, this might include volunteer groups, charities, public bodies such as schools, and so on.
Bids are assessed by an MOD and HM Treasury panel but will require endorsement from the leading parties to the Community Covenant (see guidance notes for details of the full process) before being sent to MOD.
There are two types of grant available:
- Small grants of up to £20,000 have a one stage application process;
- Larger grants of up to £500,000 have a two stage application process consisting of an initial Expression of Interest (EOI) and (if successful in stage one), a Business Case application.
Bids can be made through the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Timetable for grant applications for 2016/17 for both small and large grants:
| || Deadline for Submission to VOG|| Deadline for Submission to MOD|
|Round 1 – 2016/17
|| 22 May 2016
|| 22 June 2016
|Round 2 – 2016/17
|| 02 October 2016
|| 02 November 2016
Submission of Applications to the Council
Appropriate documentation i.e. provision of copies of quotes for work under the scheme proposed, should be provided with the application.
Support must have been sought by the bidding organisation from the members of the Community Covenant Partnership prior to submission and supporting evidence of this should be provided with the application.
All fully completed applications should be emailed to Carolyn Michael, Operational Manager Accountancy:
Submission of Applications to the MOD
The Vale will review the Application Form and supporting documentation and contact/meet with the bidding organisation to clarify any issues or request further information.
Once a full application has been received and all parties of the Covenant have signed up to supporting the proposal the Council will submit the application direct to the MOD.
Application Forms and Guidance
GOV.UK is currently closed to applications but will open again in May 2016. Further details of the Covenant Fund, along with full guidance will appear on the website early May 2016.
Covenant Fund Forms and Guidance
If a bid is approved by the MOD, the Council will administer the funds based upon the relevant documentation being made available by the bidding Organisation.
The bidding Organisation will also be required to sign up to the Deed of Grant referred to earlier. This will be tailored to be specific to the project for which funding is received.