Forces in Mind Trust
About this fund
FiMT was established to improve the transition of Service personnel, and their families, from military into civilian life, focusing on those most vulnerable to failure. They are particularly interested in the following areas but this is not exclusive:
– Finding a job, training, education and transition services
– Early Service Leavers
– Finding a home
– Impact on families
– Support for spouses, dependants and partners
– Improving the well-being of the Armed Forces Community
– Ex-Service personnel in the Criminal Justice sector
– Access to information, help and guidance
Fund award sizes
Annually awarded: £1,660,514
Notes on award amounts:
Annual total from 2021 accounts.
– Who can apply: organisations in the UK
– When to apply: there are no deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time, FiMT aim to respond to initial applications within 3 months
– How to apply: there is a two stage process – submit your initial application on the Trust’s website. If invited, you will be asked to complete a full application.
– 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
Looking for support with funding?
Identifying funding opportunities and writing grant applications can seem overwhelming, especially when the future sustainability of your group is dependent on gaining funding support.
Our supportive Funding Officer, Claire Shaw, can help your organisation with every step of the funding application process, from carrying out funding searches to proofreading your application.