Armed Forces Community Covenant

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A Community Covenant is a statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local armed forces community. It is intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligation between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces. It also sits alongside the Corporate Covenant, which is a pledge from businesses who wish to demonstrate their support for the armed forces community.

Building on the work already underway in Westminster to engage with and support the armed forces community, Westminster’s Community Covenant was signed in June 2012. A Community Covenant Steering Group has been established within the Council, consisting of two elected Members and two Council Officers. The purpose of the Steering Group is to oversee the development of the Community Covenant in areas such as community recognition, housing, education, employment and health.

The aims of the Community Covenant are to:

  • encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas, and vice versa
  • promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
  • encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life.

The Community Covenant is supported by the Community Covenant Grant Scheme which funds local projects that strengthen ties between members of the Armed Forces community and the wider community. For more information, and to find out how to apply for a grant, read our Community Covenant Grant Scheme page.

Last updated: 9 August 2016
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