Royal British Legion’s External Grants Programme Open to Applications

The Royal British Legion offers grants of up to £50,000, though smaller applications are encouraged, for specialised projects or services for serving and/or ex-Service personnel and/or their families that are not already being provided by the Legion and that are in line with the Legion’s funding priorities.

To be eligible, applicants must be based in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland and be working on a project that will directly benefit ex-Service personnel and/or their families.

Two funding streams are available:

Service Delivery projects must address at least one of the following themes:

  • Employment and training.
  • Support for families.
  • Homelessness and outreach.
  • Supporting the elderly.

The typical grant award is not likely to exceed £50,000. The Legion is not inviting applications for multi-year funding at this time. Applications will only be considered for ‘one off’ payments however continuation funding may be applied for in following years.

Capacity Building funding is intended for organisations supporting the Armed Forces community. Any costs can be considered providing the applicant can demonstrate how it will enhance capability and/or capability to support Legion beneficiaries.

The typical grant value is £100 – £10,000.

There are two different closing dates for applications:

  • 15 September 2017 for Capacity Building applications.
  • 10 November 2017 for Service Delivery applications.