What we cannot fund

We will not support the following no matter how worthwhile:

  • Grants to individuals – this is a primary role of existing Services charities and benevolent funds
  • Work that does not benefit Service men, women, veterans and their families
  • Work that does not have a direct benefit in the UK but this does not preclude the support for foreign and commonwealth groups that have served in the UK Armed Forces
  • Work that is primarily the responsibility of central or local government and statutory providers such as –  local authorities, and Primary Care Trusts, or projects which directly replace statutory funding
  • Retrospective funding
  • General appeals or circulars
  • Churches or other religious bodies where the grant will be used for religious purposes
  • Profit-making organisations, unless the objective is in support of Service men, women, veterans and their families as part of a corporate social responsibility programme
  • Organisations whose unrestricted reserves equate to more than one year of operations
  • Ongoing costs for a project which is already established