Welcome to The Royal British Legion's External Grants Portal

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


Due to a large growth in demand for this service, The Royal British Legion is currently reviewing the funding priorities of the External Grants programme. It is expected that applications will re-open in early 2019. Please check the application portal for further updates in due course.

Applications to the previous funding round are being considered and decisions will be communicated by 31 December 2018.

Should you have any questions, please contact externalgrants@britishlegion.org.uk.

Notes for applicants

We receive considerably more applications than we are able to fund. As above, applications supporting the External Grants priority areas of need will be prioritised but this is not a guarantee that such applications will be successful. We understand that time and resources are required to submit funding applications and appreciate the efforts of each organisation that applies to the External Grants programme.

We will only consider applications towards projects or services that support individuals eligible for Legion support. Please refer to the Legion website for further information on our eligibility criteria.

We have previously accepted applications towards Capacity Building and Research projects. Due to demand for funding under the Service Delivery funding stream, we are not currently accepting applications towards other funding streams.

The Legion provides support services to the Armed Forces community across the United Kingdom. Please refer to the Legion website for further information on types of support provided directly by the Legion.

The Legion has 16 Area Offices across the United Kingdom. Please refer to the Legion website for further information on Legion services near you.   

We are unlikely to award funding towards projects or services which duplicate, or risk duplicating, support provided by the Legion. Please contact us at the below email address should you wish to discuss a project/service with an Area Office.

Unsuccessful Stage One applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying; unsuccessful Stage Two applicants must wait 12 months before reapplying.

Please note that funding enquiries for projects exclusively for the benefit of those residing in Scotland should be submitted directly to Poppyscotland.

Please email any enquiries to externalgrants@britishlegion.org.uk


Supporting Documents

- TRBL Outcomes Framework Guidance

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