New fund to support Veterans’ and their families’ employability

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) is delighted to announce the launch of the The Veterans’ Career Development Fund, supporting Veterans and their families to enter stable long-term employment, by delivering qualifications and training.

Under this new Fund, the Trust will award grants on behalf of the Office for Veterans’ Affairs (OVA) towards projects that help Veterans, and their families achieve recognised qualifications, which help them access employment that matches their skills and interests.

It will do this by supporting experienced organisations which can create and promote opportunities for Veterans and their families looking to enter employment. This includes those already in employment who aspire to progress in their careers, to acquire, or work towards acquiring, supplementary qualifications, technical training and skills.

Who’s it for?

The Trust is encouraging charities, community interest companies and UK universities to apply for a grant of up to £70,000 over two years. To be successful in your application, you’ll need to be able to clearly demonstrate that your project will deliver sustainable change.

An important step in Veterans’ career development

Anna Wright, Chief Executive of the Trust, said:

“The Veterans’ Career Development Fund offers an important new step in Veterans’ access to meaningful employment that more closely aligns with their skills and experience. Following on from other programmes where collaboration has played a major part in the success of projects, we’re keen for projects funded under this new programme to connect, network and in turn strengthen their provision through joined up working.”

Find out more

The Veterans’ Career Development Fund open for applications on 2 November 2023. The deadline to apply is 5pm on 8 January 2024.

Full details and useful resources to support your application are available on the Trust’s website:

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