New round of financial support available for local communities

ORGANISATIONS from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local communities.

A new round of the £10m annual fund available through the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund is now open until the end of 2018.

This funding offers financial support to organisations and projects to help bring together Armed Forces and civilian communities and deliver local services to the Armed Forces Community.

Groups and individuals can also raise funds through the new Crowdfund Staffordshire website which allows them to showcase their project to the thousands of people who regularly donate to good causes online.The platform also includes free advice, coaching, webinars and workshops to help make sure their fundraising campaign is a success.

 Also for projects that help children and families directly, the £50k Children and Families fund will match fund some projects up to £5K if they get support from the community.

Gill Heath, cabinet member for Communities at Staffordshire County Council, said: “The Armed Forces Covenant Fund is a great scheme that helps support our local armed forces, those serving, veterans, cadets and their families to be more involved in local community’s activities.” 

For further information on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund visit  To start fundraising on Crowdfund Staffordshire visit 

People can also contact Amanda Dawson-Blower [email protected] further details on both funds.