Forces in Mind Trust was founded in November 2011 by a £35 million endowment from the Big Lottery Fund. As a member of Cobseo – the Confederation of Service Charities and a voted member of its Executive Committee, the Trust works within the military charities sector, and much more widely, to support the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces Community. The Trust is unique within this sector, and last year launched its ‘Third Age’ strategic approach, which puts measurable impact at its core.
The engine of the Trust is the Grants and Commissioning Plan, which drives the award of £2.5 million each year to a variety of organisations in accordance with the Grants and Commissioning Plan. The Plan comprises a coherent set of Programmes, each with desired beneficiary outcomes and guiding priorities derived from a robust theory of change model, and encompassing an influence and exploitation plan.