Armed Forces Covenant
The Forces Communities Together programme will award small grants of up to £10,000 towards creative and engaging projects, that can be delivered under social restrictions, for people from Armed Forces communities who are isolated as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Closing date 30th June 2020
The Armed Forces Covenant sets out the relationship between the nation, the state and the Armed Forces. It recognises that the whole nation has a moral obligation to members of the Armed Forces and their families and it establishes how they should expect to be treated.
It exists to redress the disadvantages that the Armed Forces Community faces in comparison to other citizens and to recognise the sacrifices that they have made. At the local level, ‘Community Covenants’ are being signed across the country bringing military and civilian communities together.
Community Covenants complement, at a local level, the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the nation, the government and the Armed Forces. The aim of the Community Covenant is to encourage local communities to support the service community here in Powys and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces Community.
The aims of the Armed Forces Community Covenant are to:
Encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces Community in their areas 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
To 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.
ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY COVENANT GRANT SCHEME
The Community Covenant grant scheme has been set up to fund local projects which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.
Armed Forces Service Library.
Use our Armed Forces Service Library (attached under resources) to find the organisations in the Powys area who will be able to assist. Also visit www.walesremember.org for more info.
How you can Help
How businesses, communities and individuals can pledge their support to the Armed Forces.
Join the existing discount scheme www.forcesdiscount-mod.co.uk or create your own deals
Pledge your support now
If you would like to pledge your support to the Powys Armed Forces Community Covenant then please let us know.
Fill in the form below and provide your name, address, organisation and what you are going to do in support of this. We need your contact details so we can keep you regularly updated about the work we are doing and also find out how your pledge is going. Your pledge will be added to our Covenant book of support and we will also update the list on the website to show who pledged support to date.
Tell us what you are doing, or plan to do, to support to the Community Covenant:
How to Apply
The Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund is now being administered direct from the M.O.D. All applications are now on line. Please go to the Armed Forces Community Covenant Fund or How to apply and follow the link below:
Local Library Support:
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A guide to caring for the Armed Forces veteran community:
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