Cash on offer for Fenland groups to help service personnel

Fenland District Council

Fenland District Council - Credit: Archant

Local clubs or organisations whose work includes helping past or current members of the armed forces could be eligible for some extra funding.

They can find out more about the possibilities at a networking event later this month (November).

Grants of up to £20,000 are available through the Armed Forces Covenant to groups that support serving personnel, veterans and their families across a range of needs such as financial, housing, mental or physical health, employability and social support.

Other projects that could qualify include those that help to provide joined-up services to veterans who come into contact with the police, courts and prisons.

Fenland District Council and the Cambridge Council for Voluntary Service (CCVS) are holding a networking afternoon at Fenland Hall in March on Monday, November 30 (1-3pm), for groups interested in applying for this funding.

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Councillor Andrew Pugh, FDC’s representative for the Covenant Fund, said: “This will be an opportunity to find out more about the funding and to share your organisation’s activities and funding needs. In particular, we want to explore ways in which groups might work together to improve their chances of success and to strengthen local services.

“Working in partnership with other groups could open up new opportunities for funding and make a real difference to members of the armed forces.”

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For more details, call Carl Suckling at FDC on 01354 622384 or Alan Turner at CCVS on 01223 464696, or email or

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