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Armed Forces Community Covenant

​​​​​​​​​​​​Please note that the Military Covenant Funding process will change shortly and we'll update the page with any changes when they happen.

The Community Covenant Grant Scheme was established to support the community covenant and to fund local projects that bring together the civilian and armed forces communities. £30 million, over 4 years, was set aside to establish the Community Covenant Grant Scheme.

We are now in the third year of this scheme and some £11 million has been allocated to projects supporting the armed forces and their local communities across the UK.

There are a number of easy steps that applicants to the Community Covenant Grant scheme can take to help ease the passage of their bid through the decision panel.

How the funding works and application form

For applications to be considered, they must be signed by us and our Armed Forces partners. The Armed Forces Support Team will guide you through the application process. Contact us to discuss your application, armedforces@rochdale.gov.uk 01706 926989.

Tips on completing your application

  • Ensure that your project has at least 1 of the ai​ms of the Community Covenant at its heart.
  • Keep it simple. If anything is unclear or vague, at best the panels will ask further questions (which delays the whole process), at worst they will simply say no.
  • Make your project aims clear, exactly describe the steps you plan to take to ensure your project is successful.
  • Provide a breakdown of costs, this not only helps to establish value for money (a vital factor in bids that are approved) but also gives panels enough information to provide partial funding.
  • Panel members have a lot of applications to read through so please stick to the word count, the risk is that vital points may begin to be lost if too much information is provided.
  • The application template was designed so all the information the panel need to reach a decision. Lengthy annexes or additional pages will not generally be read, although some additional information can be useful, for example, maps or schematics.
  • Ensure that the contact details of the Local Authority representative and Project Leader are clear and complete to avoid unnecessary delays, include telephone and e-mail addresses (where possible).


 

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