Tuesday, 13 September 2016


The Royal British Legion’s External Grants scheme aims to safeguard the welfare, interests and memory of those who have served in the Armed Forces. This includes, under certain circumstances, other support and defence organisations and the Mercantile Marine.
Grants up to £50,000 are available for charitable organisations that have been operating for at least two years.
Projects must address at least one of the following themes:
o Employment and training;
o Support for families;
o Homelessness and outreach; and/or
o Supporting the elderly.
Grants can cover:
o Project costs; for example, providing an activity that will benefit ex-Service personnel;
o Services, such as providing welfare advice; and
o Capital costs, including building works or purchasing equipment.
PLEASE NOTE: the Royal British Legion will only consider applications for building work of £50,000 or less where the amount requested will complete the total cost required for the project and enable the building work to commence.
To be eligible, applicants should:
o Be based in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland (please note: Scotland is not included in this scheme);
o Have a project that will be used for the sole benefit of ex-Service – or ‘beneficiaries’, that is ex-Service people, their spouses, partners, widows, widowers and dependants;
o Have attempted to secure funding from other sources, whether successfully or not; and
o Prove their organisation is run efficiently, particularly that it has sound financial and organisational management.
The scheme does not support:
o Core costs (unless in exceptional circumstances);
o Commercial ventures such as social clubs;
o Statutory services;
o Service Units and Military Wives Choirs (a separate grant fund is being considered for this purpose);
o Commemoration, memorials, monuments or war cemeteries;
o The promotion of religion (although faith based organisations are eligible to apply); or
o Organisations with free or unrestricted reserves that exceed their last year’s running costs.
There is a two stage application process. The deadline for Stage One applications is Friday 11 November 2016.
Stage One application forms are available to download from theRoyal British Legion’s website.
Successful Stage One applicants will be invited to fill in a Stage Two application form.
Contact details for the Royal British Legion are:
The Grants Officer
The Royal British Legion
Haig House
199 Borough High Street
London SE1 1AA
Tel: 0203 207 2138

(Source: GRIN)

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