Armed Forces Covenant’s Fund’s Tackling Loneliness Programme deadline extended

The Tackling Loneliness programme provides funding for projects that support people within the Armed Forces community who can be harder to reach; helping them gain skills and confidence so they are less impacted by loneliness. They can award a grant of £70,000 for a two-year period.

The ongoing impact of the Covid pandemic has made it challenging for organisations to plan their activities in 2021 and 2022. They are responding to this by giving organisations more time to complete their applications for this programme.

The new application deadline is noon on 30 October 2020.

If you are thinking about your application, do remember that they will cover a fair amount of the costs to your organisation of delivering the project. These are sometimes called core costs.

Your project should meet the needs of one or more of the groups in their programme guidance  and should also fit with at least one of the main themes of this programme:

  • Building stronger social networks and friendships;
  • Improving access to local activities and provision;
  • Building emotional resilience to overcome the causes of loneliness;
  • Empowering Armed Forces communities to become more independent.

You can find out further information and how to apply here.

  • Third Sector Support Wales
  • PQASSO Quality Mark
  • Welsh Government
  • Investing in Volunteers
  • Lottery Community Fund
  • Disability Confident
  • Bridgend County Borough Council