Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The Staffordshire Armed Forces Covenant was originally signed by the Leader of Staffordshire County Council, military representatives and other organisations in 2012, with a re-signing taking place in 2015.

The Staffordshire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership is working with the armed forces to help and support current and former service personnel and their families in the local area.

We are also encouraging Staffordshire businesses, community groups and individuals to work with us to pledge their support to armed forces personnel and their families as well as reservists and veterans. 

The aims of the Staffordshire Armed Forces Covenant are 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

IMG-074-full640x426
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has four broad funding themes now and in future years. 

  • removing barriers to family life
        
  • extra support after service for those that need help
        
  • measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the armed forces community to participate as citizens
        
  • non-core healthcare services for veterans

The current funding programmes are: 

Further information

For more about the Armed Forces Covenant and what it means for you, visit Gov.uk's Armed Forces Covenant page.

You can also contact amanda.dawson-blower@staffordshire.gov.uk

There are no results that match your search criteria


Latest community news
East Staffordshire homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

East Staffordshire homes to be helped out of fuel poverty

Eligible households in East Staffordshire could be helped out of fuel poverty, thanks to a brand new scheme.
Date:
20 January 2020
New operator for recycling centres

New operator for recycling centres

Day-to-day management responsibility for Staffordshire's 14 household waste recycling sites is being transferred.
Date:
15 January 2020
Investment planned to continue libraries' success

Investment planned to continue libraries' success

Plans for the future of Staffordshire's 43 libraries lay out a continued commitment until 2025.
Date:
09 January 2020
Committee to hear how service is keeping Staffordshire communities safe

Committee to hear how service is keeping Staffordshire communities safe

In Staffordshire last year, 34,300 counterfeit items with an estimated value of £204,000 were removed or prevented from entering the supply chain. This included 24,000 illicit cigarettes with a street value of £12,500.
Date:
06 January 2020

Visit the Staffordshire Newsroom