External Funding

Find out about other funding opportunities available for CCF contingents and individual cadets from external sources.

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 information about the scholarship can be found on their website

Lauren Flying Case Study

Case Study:

Lauren flies high with RAFA scholarship

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.

More information about how to apply can be found on the Ulysses Trust website.

Giggleswick Case Study

Case Study:

Giggleswick CCF Exercise Northern Jacobite Venturer

Jack Petchey Foundation Achievement Awards

CCF contingents 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 the scheme can be found on the Jack Petchey Foundation website

The Connaught Trust

The Connaught Trust gives grants to units (both Reserve and Cadet Forces) based mainly in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. Subject to sufficient funds being available they also aim to support the adjoining counties; Berkshire, Dorset, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire. Grants of up to £5,000 are available, with applications reviewed three times a year.

In particular the Trustees aim to provide financial support for the following;

  • Adventure Training Expeditions
  • Improvements to Existing Facilities
  • Sports Equipment
  • Transport Facilities
  • Training Equipment

More information about how to apply can be found on the Connaught Trust website