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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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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How businesses are helping to deliver the Armed Forces Covenant

Many businesses offer support to the Armed Forces community. Here’s a useful summary of the businesses helping the Armed Forces community with mortgages, motor insurance, broadband, media packages and mobile phone contracts. Mortgages Since December 2016 members of the Armed Forces redeployed within the UK and abroad have been able to rent out their primary […]

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Case studies highlight use of Covenant Fund grants

The Covenant Fund grants team have collated a series of case studies on both small grants and large grants awarded by the team. These case studies are an invaluable aid to understanding the Covenant Fund, and how it can be utilised in a variety of projects. Click on the icons below to find out how grant money […]

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The Sandbag Times veterans magazine: issue 32 now available

The Sandbag Times is an online magazine written by veterans, for veterans. It contains all the latest national and international armed forces and veterans news. This month’s issue is now available to read online. For information about support and advice on veterans, please take a look at the  Veterans page on this website or visit […]

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Guide for local authorities now available

A new guide for practitioners in local authorities has been published by the Armed Forces Covenant team. As part of their work to take forward the recommendations of the Our community – our covenant report, they consulted closely with covenant stakeholders to put together a guide to the Armed Forces Covenant. The local authority guide […]

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