Impact of the Covenant Legal Duty Survey 2024 – launched!

May 21, 2024

We’re pleased to announce the launch of the Impact of the Covenant Legal Duty Survey 2024. The MOD Covenant Team are undertaking work to assess the impact of the Armed Forces Covenant Legal Duty, which came into force in November 2022. We are therefore requesting information from bodies in scope of the Duty. We would […]

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Exploring an enhanced community offer for the SCiP Alliance

May 17, 2024

The SCiP Alliance is seeking to grow the scale and depth of engagement with our community, to further support those making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people from Armed Forces families. This work supports the ambitions of our Alliance 2022-26 strategy, particularly our Community and Enabler pillars.  To achieve this, […]

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The Female Veterans’ Transformation Programme wants to work with you!

April 30, 2024

The Female Veterans’ Transformation Programme (FVTP) has launched a consultation & co-production phase and want to tell you what it is all about. FVTP is a three year, UK wide programme funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust and NHS England, in partnership with the COBSEO Female Veterans’ Cluster and the Women’s Royal Army […]

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Covenant Website Refresh

April 16, 2024

Our work to refresh this Armed Forces Covenant website is well underway. We’ve uploaded new content, improved the ease of navigation, and given it an overall cleaner look! We have 3 pages of FAQs, addressing common queries about the Covenant, the Covenant Legal Duty, signing the Covenant and Employer Recognition Scheme. The Covenant in depth […]

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Historical signing at the Horse Guards

March 18, 2024

Lidl GB became a pioneer in the retail sector by signing the Armed Forces Covenant at the historic Horse Guards. On 6 March 2024, Lidl GB signed the Armed Forces Covenant at the iconic Horse Guards in London, home to HM The King’s Mounted Bodyguard and the Household Cavalry. To read more, please see: Historical signing at […]

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2023 Armed Forces Covenant Conference

September 27, 2023

More than 230 delegates gathered at St James’ Park, Newcastle on September 14 for the Armed Forces Covenant in the Community conference. The theme for the day was ‘Preventing Disadvantage’ affecting the Armed Forces Community. The conference brought together delegates from Central Government, Devolved Administrations, Local Government, Charities, Housing, Education and Health sectors, to discuss […]

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Publication of Lord Etherton’s review

August 3, 2023

Lord Etherton has completed an independent review into the service and experience of LGBT veterans who served prior to 2000. It includes a number of references and recommendations in relation to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust, which may be of interest to the Armed Forces community and those who […]

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Armed Forces Covenant in the Community Conference – September 14.

July 26, 2023

This year’s Armed Forces Covenant Community Conference is taking place on Thursday 14 September in Newcastle. The conference brings together all those delivering the Covenant locally across the United Kingdom. The theme of this year’s conference is discussing and developing ideas about how to tackle the disadvantage caused by Service life, before it happens.  Apply […]

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10 Things to know about a veteran

July 13, 2023

The aim of the ’10 Things to know about a veteran’ is to provide a range of stakeholders with the basic knowledge that can support their work with veterans. 10 things is now on gov.uk page which can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/10-things-to-know-about-a-veteran  

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10,000 organisations sign up to the Armed Forces Covenant

April 18, 2023

John Lewis becomes the 10,000th signatory for the Armed Forces Covenant – Minister for Defence People, Veterans and Service Families attends latest signing at HQ.   More than 10,000 organisations have committed to improving the lives of service people and their families, with John Lewis becoming the latest signatory to mark this major milestone. The […]

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