The Royal British Legion’s External Grants programme is open to applications for not-for-profit organisations running, or planning charitable activities in support of the Armed Forces community. 

The programme has multiple funding streams open to all organisations.

  • Service Delivery: funding towards projects/services delivering welfare support directly the Armed Forces community. Applications for projects/services supporting the following outcome themes will be prioritised:
    • Employment and training
    • Family Support
    • Homelessness and outreach
    • Supporting the elderly

How to apply for Service Delivery funding:

An initial Stage One application has to be completed, with the success of that applicants are then invited to complete a Stage Two application.

The typical grant award for this particular funding is not likely to exceed £50,000.

  • Capacity Building: funding towards capacity-building activities for organisations supporting the Armed Forces community. The programme will consider funding towards any costs which the applying organisation is able to demonstrate will enhance its capability and/or capability to support Legion beneficiaries. This funding stream expect to receive applications towards activities such as:
    • training for staff and/or volunteers
    • enhancing governance, processes and procedures
    • premises and equipment
    • marketing
    • developing links/learning from other organisations  working with similar aims and beneficiaries
    • support and/or external evaluation of services

The typical grant value will be £100-£10,000.

The external grant programme will only accept one application from each not-for-profit, non-statutory organisation supporting the Armed Forces community. The includes existing/previous External Grant recipients, previously unsuccessful applicants, and organisations which have not previously applied. Applying organisations do not have to have been operating for a minimum time period.

For more information on this programme  either visit the website email any enquiries using the link provided on the right hand side.