What’s the NAAFI Fund all about?


The NAAFI Fund makes grants to the UK Armed Forces for projects that improve the quality of life for serving personnel and their communities.

Who is eligible?

Funding is available for our Armed Forces wherever they are in the world.

Charities and other organisations are not eligible to apply for this programme however you are welcome to work together with a charity or other local organisation as part of your project.

A full list of eligibility criteria is available on request.

What's available?

Funding of up to £50,000 is available per project. Grants over this amount will still be considered, however, we may just need a little more information.

What can a grant be used for?

The NAAFI Fund supports projects a variety of projects, from Unit mountain bikes or paddleboards to enhancing and refurbishing indoor and outdoor spaces, we want to hear from you whatever your vision!

Funding can also be used for staff costs or fees if you are able to demonstrate how this will be sustained at the end of the grant period.

When a grant is required quickly to support operational activity or deployments, funding can be fast-tracked.

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This years’ fund has now closed for applications. A big thank you to everyone who has applied, please keep an eye out over the next few months for updates on your project. 

Check out our step-by-step guide below for details on when you can expect to hear from us. For any queries on an ongoing or new project, please get in touch with

“This investment will provide a centrepiece for the deployed Op TOSCA community, not only underpinning mental health and wellbeing, but engendering teamwork and improving morale. We are extremely grateful to the NAAFI Fund for their generosity and support.”

Local Command Col John Hanson OBE