Sign the Covenant
Organisations may choose to sign a voluntary pledge in order to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces community and for the principles of the Covenant. All organisations – public, private or voluntary, and small, medium or large – are welcome to sign the Covenant.
Begin the process
If you’re interested in signing the Covenant, in the first instance please contact your local Regional Employer Engagement Director. In the meantime, you can download the Covenant pledge template. (This pledge template is also available in an alternative format.)
For further guidance about signing the Covenant, your pledge or the process, please see FAQs on signing the Covenant and the Employer Recognition Scheme. Or, e-mail email@example.com.
If you’re interested in a signing event, please email your local Regional Employer Engagement Director.
What you can pledge
Your Covenant pledge is yours to write. While all signatories pledge to uphold, and act in accordance with, the basic principles of the Covenant, organisations are free to tailor their specific pledges to suit their circumstances. In other words, you are free to specify – with as much or as little detail as you think necessary – how exactly you plan to support and uphold the Covenant. Specific pledges can be adapted to make them appropriate to your organisation.
Who has signed the Covenant?
All 407 local authorities in mainland Great Britain and 4 Northern Ireland councils have pledged to uphold the Covenant. Thousands of other organisations have also signed the Covenant, including businesses and charities.
- Search for businesses who have signed the Covenant.
- Alphabetical bank of Covenant pledges (up to December 2021).
- View local authorities who have signed the Covenant.
Employer Recognition Scheme
By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, an organisation demonstrates its commitment to support the Armed Forces community, and this provides the signatory with the opportunity to be recognised by the Employer Recognition Scheme award.
Terms and conditions
Full terms and conditions for signing the Covenant are available via the Sign the Armed Forces Covenant and make your pledge form.