The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has launched the Positive Pathways Programme and Armed Forces charities are invited to apply for a share of up to £9m to support ex-Forces personnel with activity-based projects that aim to improve their mental health and wellbeing…

Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways Programme wants to get Veterans involved in activities such as sports, gardening, conservation and theatre – and there’s one and two-year pots of funding available.

The Trust’s Chief Executive, Melloney Poole, explains: “We conducted a thorough consultation prior to launching this Fund to ensure the funding available was meeting the needs of the communities it’s here to support. We want to support activities led by veterans, – so this is a really great opportunity to get creative and get our ex-forces communities out and active!” 

Applicants can apply for £35,000 or £70,000 depending on the needs of their project and the Trust strongly encourages all potential applicants to have a thorough read of the programme guidance prior to making their application.

For full details of this new programme, and other funding available via the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, visit their website .