New funding available to help get Veterans out and active

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched the Positive Pathways Programme today.

Armed Forces charities are invited to apply for a share of up to £9M to support ex-forces with activity-based projects that aim to improve their mental health and wellbeing.

Improving veteran’s mental health

Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways Programme wants to get Veterans involved in activities such as sports, gardening, conservation and theatre – and there’s one and two-year pots of funding available.

The Trust’s Chief Executive, Melloney Poole, explains:

“We conducted a thorough consultation prior to launching this Fund to ensure the funding available was meeting the needs of the communities it’s here to support. We want to support activities led by veterans, – so this is a really great opportunity to get creative and get our ex-forces communities out and active!” 

Applicants can apply for £35,000 or £70,000 depending on the needs of their project and the Trust strongly encourages all potential applicants to have a thorough read of the programme guidance prior to making their application.

Find out more

For full details of this new programme, and other funding available via the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, visit their website  

Notes for Editors

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is an independent charity that manages the grant programmes funded by the Covenant Fund.

We also run wider funding programmes that support the Armed Forces community.

These include the £10M Veterans Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund.

You can find out more about our work at

Media contact: Sonia Howe, Director of Policy

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