Project not going ahead

We’d put together a project we were really excited about for the Armed Forces Families Fund: Research Grants programme recently and have just been told that we weren’t successful.

We’re quite gutted – the project was going to use Freedom of Information requests to get exact details about how well children in Service Families did in education compared to their peers. We believe it would be a brilliant and very cheap solution to the problem, but the funder was thinking along much more traditional lines of in-person interviews and surveys and we struggled to get our project to fit in an application form designed for that sort of approach (there were other problems obviously; including the strength of the other applicants).

That said – the Armed Forces Families Fund did respond on exactly the day they said they would and with reasonably detailed feedback (which included comments on this very website which we’ve been looking to fix) and we very much appreciate that.

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