Covenant in action

Veterans to get rail cards

24 January, 2020

​Military veterans will get cut-price train travel to help boost job prospects and bring them closer to family and friends, with a new railcard on sale from Armistice Day, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced this week Available from Armistice Day this year, the railcard will extend discounted train travel to the more than 830,000 veterans […]

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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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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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