The Armed Forces Covenant

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The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise from the nation to those who serve.

It says we will do all we can to ensure they are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives. This includes offering injured servicemen and women and bereaved families extra support where appropriate.

The aims of the covenant

Signed on National Armed Forces Day 2012, the Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull Armed Forces Covenant aims to:

  • encourage local people and organisations to support their local armed forces community
  • encourage local armed forces to support their local community
  • promote understanding and awareness of the issues affecting our armed forces community
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by our armed forces community
  • encourage activities to help the armed forces community integrate into local life

The Grant scheme

Funded by the Ministry of Defence (MoD), grants are available to support projects improving local ties with the armed forces. Community groups interested in applying for up to £250,000 can:

The armed forces community in Solihull

Help and advice for ex-service community (including veterans) to live, work and access services within Solihull is available at Solihull MyLife.

Support is also available for serving members (including reservists) of the armed forces and their families.

Do you want to help support the Armed Forces Community in your area?

There are ways in which local organisations can support our Armed Forces; Regular, Reserve, ex-Armed Forces and all their families.

To find out more download the latest edition of AFC News. This highlights what has been happening across Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire, plus details of how to access the MOD Covenant Fund. The Covenant Fund can contribute to support the integration of military and civilian communities as well as improve support to the Armed Forces community as a whole.

If you are interested in being involved please email with your contact details and a brief description of how you would like to contribute.

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