Find out about the latest funding opportunities available for CCFs and individual cadets.
Find out about the latest funding opportunities available for CCFs, as well as grants and scholarships for cadets.
Grants for individuals
CCFA Small Grants
Each year the Trustees of the Combined Cadet Force Association makes available up to £15,000 to be awarded as grant support to benefit CCF cadets. The grants are awarded annually in December by the Trustees Grant Selection Committee and are made in support of activities which would not ordinarily be funded by an individual contingent.
For more details of the scheme, please review the 2016 guidance. You can also download an application form.
RAFA Youth Flying Scholarships
Members of the CCF(RAF) are eligible to apply for a Flying Scholarship from the RAF Association. For over 10 years, the scheme has been supporting cadets to achieve their National Private Pilots Licence (NPPL). More detials about the scheme can be found on their website.
Grants for contingents
Ulysses Trust Grants
The Ulysses Trust is a registered charity which provides funding assistance to challenging expeditions and adventurous activities, including those run by CCF Contingents. Their focus is on expeditions which;
- Help cadets develop leadership, teamwork, confidence, initiative, self-discipline and judgement.
- Include voluntary social action or community service at home or abroad.
Visit their website for more details on how to apply.
Crowdfunder UK and CCFA
The Combined Cadet Force Association (CCFA) is working in collaboration with Crowdfunder UK, the UK’s leading crowdfunding platform, to offer eligible schools an exciting opportunity to work with their local communities to raise funds for their cadet units.
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Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards
CCFs in state schools in London and Essex can apply to be part of the Jack Petchey Achievement Awards scheme. The scheme is a reward and recognition initiative which enables schools and youth organisations to celebrate the achievements of their young people as well as receive additional funding. Participating groups regularly select a young person to receive an Achievement Award. When a winner is selected they are publicly congratulated for their achievement and receive a certificate and badge, membership of the JPF Achievers community, and £250 to be spent on a something of their choice that will benefit your organisation (for example, a piece of equipment, or a specialist trainer to come in to deliver a session.) More information about joining the scheme can be found on the Jack Petchey Foundation website.