The closing date for the next round of applications for grants from The Army Central Fund is Friday 16 March 2018. Successful applicants will receive their grant in the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
The majority of the funds available are awarded directly to the Army but there is some scope to award grants to those charities, including Cobseo members, that provide support to the serving Army and/or their immediate families. Each application is considered on its merits. It is a competitive process as the total applied for usually exceeds funds available. There is no guarantee that an application will be successful, particularly if your charity has been successful before. When making their decisions trustees focus on the need identified and the benefits the proposed project will bring to the serving Army and families. They also consider whether the proposal is the most effective way to achieve the aim and if the applicant is best placed to deliver it.
To confirm eligibility and to receive an application form, charities should email Lieutenant Colonel Julian Panton, Secretary The Army Central Fund at Army-ArmyCentralFund@mod.uk giving a brief outline of the proposal. You will be contacted for a follow-up discussion prior to submitting an application.
Army units and Army Sports Associations/Unions are not to apply direct to the ACF but should follow the instructions and guidance detailed in Army Command Standing Order 3206 (Army Welfare Funds) dated April 2016.