The Veterans' Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales (No. 1166953) and Scotland (SC046571) and registered as a company limited by guarantee in England and Wales (No. 10099309). Its registered office is at: Thistle Court, 1-2 Thistle St, Edinburgh EH2 1DD. This form is to be filled in by applicants for a grant from the Veterans' Foundation. You can apply for grants of any sum up to a maximum of £30K. Trustees will also consider a bid for a spread grant, i.e. £30K as £10K for each of the next three years. Please note that the trustees are likely to award more small grants than large grants. They will consider a range of factors including the service or item being applied for, the number of beneficiaries, the importance of the grant to the applicant charity and the needs of the beneficiaries.


If you prefer to print and mail your application to us, please use our printable Grant Application form.

Please also see our Applying for Grants Guidance for eligibility and guidance on the Grant Application Process.

Application for a Grant


Applicant's name, address and registered number


Name of CEO or appropriate point of contact

(please include contact telephone number and email address)


Charitable Objects. Please describe your charitable objects or purposes, whom they benefit, where and how (up to 200 words)


Describe how your organisation is governed and managed, whether it is a member of Cobseo and its main sources of funding (up to 400 words but conciseness is appreciated)


Financial Summary extracted from most recent annual accounts: (Most up to date Financial Situation)


Summary of your Reserve Policy and Quantity of Reserve (up to 100 words)


Describe WHAT the grant you require will do; and then describe WHY it is needed.  The funding can form part of an on-going project (up to 400 words)


Describe what sum you are requesting for your grant; then specify if this is part-funding (up to 200 words)


What other funding has been sought/received in respect of this request, if any


How will this activity be funded in future years, beyond the period of the grant? Project stages, sums needed for each stage and rough timescale by months from start of project!

Evaluation and Monitoring


Please describe the difference the grant will make to the lives of the beneficiaries by listing up to 3 outcomes. Identify how you will measure that difference. The difference will be the changes, benefits, learning or other effects that happen as a result of what is delivered.


The key to understanding outcomes is to focus not on what has been purchased with the grant but rather to focus upon the benefits to your beneficiaries that flow from the service or activity.


In due course you will be asked to provide evidence of how your organisation has achieved these outcomes as part of our monitoring and evaluation of the grant. An analysis of outcomes will inevitably impact upon our future grant giving commitments.


What is your management structure (Name of Chair of trustees, no. of trustees, name of CEO and no. of executive staff) and, briefly, what is the experience of key people involved in the project (up to 200 words).


Any other additional information that might assist the trustees of the Veterans’ Foundation in evaluating this application.


Numbers assisted (please complete all fields entering a '0' or estimated number if appropriate)


Please indicate how the support of the Veterans’ Foundation and the Veterans' Lottery will be acknowledged should a grant be made (as a minimum this must be a statement in the charity/organisation’s annual report and accounts)


Please ensure that you send copies of the following documents to stating your charity name in the email subject line:


  • Latest published trustees’ annual report and accounts
  • Latest annual report (If separate)
  • Detailed analysis of costs where appropriate
  • If a previous grant has been provided evidence of how this was acknowledged, impact reports, newspaper articles etc in addition to a statement in your charities/organisations accounts.
  • A copy of your safeguarding policy

Confirm whether or not your charity has safeguarding, diversity and health and safety policies in place.  Send copies copies with this application to stating your charity name in the email subject line.


Grants will be made by BACS, please confirm Bank Account details:

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