Covenant for communities
Covenants for communities complement, at a local level, the armed forces covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the armed forces. It encourages local communities to support the armed forces community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.
All 407 local authorities in mainland Great Britain and two Northern Ireland councils have pledged to uphold the Armed Forces Covenant.
Local authorities and the armed forces community are encouraged to work together to establish a community covenant in their area in order to:
- encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
- recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community
- encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life
- encourage the armed forces community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement
Community covenants may look quite different from one location to another. This is a scheme where one size does not fit all, and the nature of the support offered will be determined by both need and capacity
GOV.UK shares details of all successful projects funded by the Armed Forces Covenant.
Did you know that just one of our Regional Covenant Managers helped various RAF Stations apply and receive funding to the value of £200k between 2015 and 2016? If you'd like any advice or a chat with one of our managers please contact the team.
The team also plays a key role in the work of the Community Covenant and the free quarterly magazine of the Federation - Envoy offers regular articles showing recent examples through local authorities sharing their news.
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