Grant applications open 1 November and close on 1 March. Invoices must subsequently be submitted by 1 November of the following year.
The Ministry of Defence offers a grant for Armed Forces Day events up to the value of £10,000, depending on the size and format of the event. This grant is match-funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event. For example, If the total cost of the event is £10,000 and you raise £5,000, the grant could cover up to £5,000.
To apply for this grant, you must first register your event on the Armed Forces Day website.
Ministry of Defence funding cannot be used to pay for:
- hospitality, including food, drinks and accommodation
- military assets, including displays, equipment or military vehicles
- entertainment, such as bands or musicians, films or other entertainment military or otherwise
- transport for guests or organisers to or from the event
To read more please visit https://www.armedforcesday.org.uk/get-involved/organise-your-own-event/apply-for-funding/