What is the Armed Forces Covenant?

ArmedForcesCovenentThe Armed forces Covenant is the umbrella under which a number of covenants or promises are now combined to try to gather as much public support for our armed service men and women as possible.

The armed forces covenant is a promise from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, will be treated fairly. It’s all about working with businesses, local authorities, charities and community organisations to support the forces through services, policy and projects.

Businesses and charitable organisations wishing to demonstrate support for the Armed

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Armed Forces Covenant signing 

Forces community can sign the Covenant. Organisations can make a range of written and publicised promises to set out their support tomembers of the Armed Forces community who work in their business or access their products and services.

As part of a written Armed Forces Covenant promise we identify that we are a armed forces friendly organisation, supporting our ex-service folk, reserves and their families and using our influence to support cadet units in our local community. We also support Armed Forces Day events and this year the Farnham Maltings organised ‘time to remember’ event that commemorates the centenary of very first two minute silence in the town on May 1st. (Why not pop along to that?)

[Farnham Maltings, Bridge Square, Farnham, Surrey, GU9 7QR, UK  or visit https://farnhammaltings.com ]

Covenant for veterans

People can apply for a grant from Aged Veterans Fund to fund projects for practical support and companionship to improve older veterans wellbeing and services to assist individuals in their needs.

Covenant for serving personnel and families

There are several initiatives as part of the armed forces covenant designed to support serving personnel and their families.

Covenant for communities

For communities, the armed forces covenant is a promise of mutual support between a civilian community and it’s local armed forces community.

A Covenant Fund is available for community projects that offers small grants up to £20,000 and large grants up to £500,000. Both grant routes are closed at the moment and will reopen in Spring 2016.

 

 

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About Roger Nield MBE

Safety Director for the SMPL Organisation and supporting our Vulnerable Veterans Programme.
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