Grant funding available for charities which support the serving Army and their families

The Army Central Fund (ACF) awards grants to projects and activities which contribute to the wellbeing of serving soldiers and their immediate families. The majority of funds distributed are allocated direct to the Army, but grants are also available to UK registered charities.

Applications are now being invited for submission by Friday 29 March 2024. These will be considered by the Trustees at their next meeting in May. Successful grants will then be paid between 1 July 2024 and 30 June 2025.

Each application will be considered on its merits. When making their decisions Trustees focus on the need identified and the benefits the proposed project will bring to the serving Army and their families. Trustees also consider whether the proposal is the most effective way to achieve the stated aim, and if the applicant is best placed to deliver it.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility or request an application form, please contact the Director, Caroline Crewe-Read, on giving a brief outline of your proposal. You will be offered a follow-up discussion prior to submitting an application.

Further information about eligibility and how to apply can be found at

Please note the Army Central Fund is unable to support activities focused on veterans or cadets, nor can it accept applications from individuals. Army units and Army Sports Associations/Unions should not apply direct to the Army Central Fund but should follow the instructions and guidance detailed in Army Command Standing Order 3206 (Army Welfare Funds) dated October 2023.

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