To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications to the Covenant Fund Trust were received by local authorities in each of the last five years; and what amount was distributed to successful applicants.
4 February 2021
All grants made by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust are available to view on their website:
A total of 164 grants have been requested by Local Authorities since Financial Year (FY) 2015-16: 20 in FY 2015-16, 37 in FY 2016-17, 30 in FY 2017-18, 42 in FY 2018-19, 31 in FY 2019-20 and four in 2020-21. 117 of these applications were successful with grants being awarded. The total value of grants awarded to Local Authorities between FY 2015-16 and FY 2020-21 is £8,753,332.