The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched a £3M programme to fund renovations and improvements to veterans’ community centres…

Grants of up to £30,000 are available with a small number of grants of up to £150,000 being made to more complex projects. The Veterans’ Community Centres Programme is a specialist pot of funding. Applicants must be Armed Forces charities with an existing building that requires refurbishment.

Melloney Poole, Chief Executive of the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust said: “We know that there are many well used community centres that offer a good space for veterans, but some of these centres could benefit from repair works such as improved heating or electrical wiring to make these valuable spaces better. We can also fund works that will make centres more accessible for older veterans or veterans with disabilities.”

The Royal British Legion Grangemouth Branch has a busy and vibrant Community Centre, well used by veterans of all ages along with the wider local community. The building has been in place for over 50 years. But for a while; the centre was struggling. The electrics were in a poor state of repair and some areas had not been renovated for decades.

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