We are excited to announce the launch of the new NAAFI Welfare Grant Fund. This Fund is intended to improve, or enhance life on base for our serving personnel and serving families
The NAAFI Fund will provide grants between £5,000 and £20,000 for projects that will enhance the welfare provision and improve quality of life for serving personnel and their families living on or near Armed Forces bases or stations.
Funding can be used for the development of better spaces and equipment for recreational activities, or to run a project for up to a year. The funding is intended to enable Armed Forces personnel and their families to relax in while off duty.
In the first year of the NAAFI Fund, applications are encouraged for projects or activities that help to bring people together on military establishments and help reduce boredom or isolation.
The Fund is provided by NAAFI and administered by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust.
Steve Marshall, Managing Director of NAAFI, said:
“We know that 2020 has been a difficult year, with our Armed Forces working hard. We’re delighted to be open for funding. You could use a grant from the NAAFI Fund to make a recreational space more comfortable, or to create an area with pool tables or games consoles. We are really looking forward to hearing your ideas about what would improve your life on base.”
Melloney Poole, Chief Executive of The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust (the Trust) said:
“We are delighted to be working with NAAFI to deliver the NAAFI Fund and we look forward to supporting good projects that make a difference to serving personnel and serving families living on or near Armed Forces bases.”
Applications are open
Armed Forces bases and stations have until the 23 November 2020 to apply for this round. The first round is submitting a short summary of 50 words or less and approximate costs. This needs to be received by NAAFI in October 2020. More information is available in the programme guidance.
Find out more
Full programme details, guidance and resources are available via the Trust’s website, www.covenantfund.org.uk
The NAAFI Fund will run for a minimum of 10 years. Dates for future funding rounds will be announced.