Covenant in action

Small Business Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community

26 June, 2019

Providing veterans with the digital skills to launch their own businesses Facebook UK has provided over 300 armed forces veterans with digital skills training at the Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community event in London – a half day series of panel discussions and training sessions to launch Facebook’s commitment to supporting the UK veteran […]

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Veterans ministers meet ex-forces personnel on first joint visit

Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers Oliver Dowden and Johnny Mercer visited Salesforce to hear about how they support those who have served in the armed forces. The Office for Veterans’ Affairs ministers have met with ex-service personnel working at world-leading cloud software firm Salesforce, as they undertook their first engagement in post. Cabinet Minister Oliver […]

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2020 Soldiering on Awards

Now in their 10th year, the Soldiering On Awards recognise many truly inspirational people and teams; highlighting the outstanding achievements of current and former service men and women, their families and all those who support the Armed Forces Community.     Rt Hon Earl Howe PC, Awards Patron said: “Who can fail to be enthused […]

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Motiv8’s one-to-one young person’s support

Sometimes young people are challenged by external pressures and receiving support from Motiv8 enables them to work through those challenges so they can progress, achieve and gain access to better opportunities. Motiv8 delivers specialist one-to-one mentoring support for young people. Our support package typically spans over a six-month period, and dedicated support workers will meet […]

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TP ICAP has signed the Armed Forces Covenant

TP ICAP, the world’s largest interdealer broker, is pleased to announce that it has signed the UK’s Armed Forces Covenant. The Armed Forces Covenant is a pledge on behalf of the nation that those who serve in the Armed Forces, and their families, will be treated fairly. The signing was hosted at the Ministry of […]

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Small Business Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community

Providing veterans with the digital skills to launch their own businesses Facebook UK has provided over 300 armed forces veterans with digital skills training at the Boost with Facebook for the Armed Forces Community event in London – a half day series of panel discussions and training sessions to launch Facebook’s commitment to supporting the UK veteran […]

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Sky signs Armed Forces Covenant

Sky has signed the Armed Forces Covenant continuing the commitment to treat fairly those who serve, or have served in the military, and their families.   The Covenant is a promise from the nation to actively support the Armed Forces Community and ensure they are not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives.     Sky has […]

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Digital platforms boost support for Armed Forces in the south west

A new website and film designed to provide support to the Army and training for those working with service personnel in communities, has been launched. Wiltshire Council, alongside partnering neighbouring authorities, has launched the digital support as part of the South West Armed Forces Covenant Project. The councils, led by Wiltshire Council, include Bristol City, […]

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Former Royal Engineer’s pride as housebuilder sponsors Armed Forces Day

A former Royal Engineer – and now director at a national housebuilder – has spoken of his pride at his company’s support of an annual national celebration of the military taking place in Salisbury. Roger Morton, performance director at Bovis Homes, spent more than 20 years in the British Army, and said his colleagues were […]

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Positive Pathways launched

Part of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund, the Positive Pathways Programme will fund projects that develop and run activities that support the mental health and wellbeing of ex-forces. It’s eligibility and priorities are based on the outcomes from a programme consultation that we ran.   WHO CAN APPLY? This programme is open to […]

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Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework Veteran’s Project

Defence Accreditation Forum members have been working closely with the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) on a Veterans’ Project. This week the first major piece of work was launched focusing initially on Infantry soldiers wishing to settle in Scotland after leaving the services. More information can be found on the SCQF website. Also, The […]

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