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Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme

The Community Covenant Grant Scheme is to help local projects that aim to strengthen the ties between members of the armed forces community and the wider community in which they live.

The aims of the covenant are to:

  • encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas, and vice versa
  • promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
  • encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life

Amount of Funding Available

Up to £30 million has been set aside for this scheme, to be awarded from 2011 over the next 4 years.  Applications will be considered for funding between £100 to £250,000.

Applications are administered by us, for the Ministry of Defence (MoD), on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government.


  • Public service providers e.g. Council Departments
  • Health service providers
  • Town and parish councils
  • Businesses such as shops and restaurants
  • Charities and community groups
  • Individual members of the public

Eligible Projects

The money must be spent on projects that promote closer ties or a greater understanding of the military in the local community.  The activities must be based within Sheffield.  Examples could include:

  • a public exhibition showing recent activity of the local armed forces unit, such as a tour in Afghanistan
  • one-off activities such as an activity camp involving the armed forces and young people
  • a community outreach project which brings together veterans with their non-service equivalents to highlight what support is available to them in their local community


Recent Successful Applications in Sheffield

The following projects were successful at the July 2013 Ministry of Defence panel:

  • Mickley Hall Residential Carehome - awarded £1,142 to develop and construct an allotment site
  • Parkour Training Facility - awarded £20,000 to create a dedicated Parkour training facility in Endcliffe Park, Sheffield


To apply for a grant, please first read our guidance booklet and top tips, to ensure that you are eligible.

The next deadlines are:

  • 28 February 2014 - (the Sheffield Panel meets in the week commencing 7 April 2014 and the MoD Panel meets in June 2014 for final decisions)
  • 27 June 2014 - (the Sheffield Panel meets in the week commencing 4 August 2014 and the MoD Panel meets in October 2014 for final decisions)
  • 31 October 2014 - (the Sheffield Panel meets in the week commencing 8 December 2014 and the MoD Panel meets in February 2015 for final decisions)

Once you are sure that you are eligible, please fill in our electronic application form and return by email to:

The previous deadlines for this 4 year grant scheme were 11 May 2012, 28 February 2013, 30 April 2013, 26 July 2013 and 22 November 2013.

Contact Us

If you have any questions regarding the Community Covenant Grant Scheme in Sheffield please contact the Contracts and Partnership Team:

Telephone: 0114 2735220

Armed Forces in Sheffield

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