Covenant in action

Post Office becomes the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant

19 November, 2018

The Post Office became the 3000th signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant on  7 November 2018. The signing took place at a Service of Remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, attended by Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson and Group CEO of the Post Office, Paula Vennells. Defence Secretary Gavin […]

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7 Things you need to know about Service Pupil Premium

Service Pupil Premium (SPP) was introduced in England under the Armed Forces Covenant in recognition of the impact of service life on children. Parents have until 18th January 2018 to ensure their school has been notified of their child’s status in order to be eligible for Service Pupil Premium – the SPP factsheet provides more […]

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RAF Families Federation dispersed family project survey

The RAF Families Federation are running a project on RAF Dispersed Families – those who live 10 or more miles away from their duty station.  The online survey is now live, and can be found on the RAF Families Federation website.   We would like to encourage as many eligible RAF personnel and their spouses or partners […]

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Naval Families Federation supporting service children

The Naval Families Federation (NFF) has been raising awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the unique challenges faced by service families for many years. One of the important aspects of this work is our engagement with schools. One of our success stories is the Portsmouth Schools Cluster Group, known as ‘Pompey’s Military Kids’ which […]

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The Covenant in the Community Conference 2018

We are happy to announce that the Covenant in the Community Conference is planned for 22 February 2018 at the Whitehall Conference Centre at No. 1 Victoria Street, London. This is your opportunity to hear the latest Covenant news, ask questions of a senior panel from the MOD, charitable and local government sectors, participate in […]

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SSAFA adoption support service

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, provides a national registered adoption agency, supporting members of the armed forces who wish to create a family through adoption. SSAFA have produced a useful leaflet called ‘Thinking about adoption‘.

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Covenant Fund grant awardees host exhibition

A grant from the Armed Forces Covenant Fund has enabled four groups of military wives to take part in a two year textiles project. The group will present their work at the Green Howards Museum in Richmond from 13 November to 23 December 2017. The project has provided members of the armed forces community to teach […]

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Universal Credit for armed forces personnel and their families

Universal Credit is a single monthly payment that will eventually replace some of the benefits and tax credits you may have claimed previously. Serving personnel and their families may be entitled to Universal Credit when the serving member is temporarily posted overseas. If you and/or your partner are responsible for paying rent for the home […]

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