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Armed Forces Covenant

Strengthening ties to our community and support for those who currently or previously served in the Armed Forces.

The Armed Forces Covenant outlines the principles Westminster City Council is committed to, which ensure the fair treatment of those who serve and have served in the Armed Forces and their families. Westminster City Council signed the Covenant in 2012 and then re-signed in 2023. The Covenant aims to prevent the Armed Forces community from facing disadvantage and also to ensure special considerations are given where needed, such as in cases of injury or mobilisation.


The broad aims of the National Armed Forces Covenant are that:

  • the Armed Forces community should not face disadvantages compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services
  • special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given the most

The specific aims of the Armed Forces Covenant in Westminster 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

Armed Forces Covenant Grant

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund is renewing its framework to a three-year funding period. This fund can support projects that address specific priorities that support the Armed Forces Community.

The Framework will run from April 2024 to 31 March 2027.

Find more information about the fund, how to apply and whether you are eligible on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website.

Published: 1 February 2021

Last updated: 28 June 2024