Supporting Partners programme reopens for applications

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) is pleased to announce the Armed Forces Families Fund: Supporting Partners programme has reopened for applications.

The Trust is working with the MOD to deliver funding to high quality projects that will have significant impacts for Armed Forces families through the Armed Forces Families Fund (AF3). The Supporting Partners programme is the latest of the AF3 programmes to launch this year.

What’s available?

Grants of between £30,000 and £80,000 are available for projects which will improve support for Service partners and spouses to promote, enhance and utilise the skills and experiences they bring to the workplace.

Projects should clearly show how they will enable military partners and spouses to access employment support and opportunities.

Support for spouses and partners

The Trust are looking for applications that meet one of three key themes.

  • Make it easier for partners to access knowledge and information that’s relevant to employment opportunities.
  • Improve access to education, training, and qualifications.
  • Communicate the skills and experiences that partners can bring to the workplace.

Focus on employment and skills

Sonia Howe, Director Policy & Comms at the Trust, explains: “This year, the Supporting Partners programme has a strong employment and skills focus. We’re pleased to be supporting projects lasting between one and two years and with an increase in the upper limit of what’s available, we’re hoping for some excellent work in support of partners and spouses.”

Find out more

Full details and useful resources to support your application are available on the Trust’s website: The deadline to apply is 25 January 2024.

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