Armed Forces Covenant
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.
Here are examples of some successful applicants to the fund:
Brecon High School: A project to enable Service Children to create a film to increase awareness and understanding of their experiences, which can be shared in the wider community. They will work with a scriptwriter and filmmaker who will introduce them to the variety of skills and roles used by the growing filmmaking industry. They will have the opportunity to learn about the pathways into the film industry.
Royal Naval Association, Builth Wells Branch: A project to support the wellbeing of members of the Armed Forces Community both locally and nationally by raising awareness, fundraising, and promoting camaraderie amongst the Armed Forces Family. This will be via regular meetings, socials and fund raising events, to be virtual at first.
Llangynidr Primary School: Lego Therapy sets to support wellbeing and prompt self-esteem for classes that include Service Children who are coping with the impact of deployment.
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 on the Contact Page 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 the Community Covenant.
Armed Forces Liaison Officer:
Our Armed Forces Liaison Officer Andy Jones is happy to provide support to our Armed Forces community, including serving Regulars, Reserves, veterans and their families.
Andy Jones (Curly)
07950 991899 (signal dependant)
Follow us at @CovenantWales on Twitter
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:
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