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Funding Opportunities

Find out about the latest funding opportunities available for CCF contingents and individual cadets.

CCFA Grant Programmes

The Combined Cadet Force Association, through its membership scheme, investments and individual donors, is able to support a variety of grant programmes. These grants are available to all CCF contingents to support a variety of activities that enhance the cadet experience. 

Grants for individuals

CCFA Small Grants

Grants are awarded up to £350 per cadet on a termly basis by the CCFA Grants Committee in support of activities which would not ordinarily be funded by an individual cadet’s contingent.

For more information about this grant programme, please review the guidance notes. To apply please download the application form here.

Grants for groups

CCFA Group Activity Grants

Grants are awarded up to £1,000 per activity on a termly basis by the CCFA Grants Committee in support of activities which would not ordinarily be funded by the Chain of Command, both at regional and national level.

For more information about this grant programme, please review the guidance notes. To apply please download the application form here.

Application Deadlines

Both CCFA Grant Programmes will be reviewed three times a year, the deadline for applications in 2019(20) are:

     Autumn – by mid-day on Friday 1st November 2019

     Spring – by mid-day on Monday 2nd March 2020

     Summer – by mid-day on Monday 1st June 2020 

Applications are to be submitted electronically to grants@combinedcadetforce.org.uk 

Please note that the CCFA Grants Committee will accept grant applications outside of committee if the need arises. 

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Case Study:

Bavaria Skiing Experience

One cadet's amazing skiing experience in Bavaria gaining a skiing qualification and pushing herself out of her comfort zone, thanks to a CCFA small grant. 

Local Ski Touring

Case Study:

Clare’s 'Cadet Norski' Adventure

Canada Canoes 2

Case Study:

Cam and Kirsty's Canadian Adventure

Grants for contingents

Sustainability Funding 

Sustainability funding is available to CCF contingents in state schools set up as part of the expansion programme. The idea is to support the long-term sustainability of newly opened units and to help give units permanent homes in schools' grounds. This fund has been generously supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation. 

Those applying must hold a current membership with the CCFA. CCF contingents do not yet need to be parading to apply, but must have been approved to open by Regional Command.

For further information about this fund please contact the CCFA's Cadet Bursary Fund Manager Faye Meakin

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Case Study:

Sustainability funding case studies

Read some examples of how sustainability funding is being put to good use...