The Covenant is a promise from the nation ensuring that those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly.
The Armed Forces Community Covenant was developed and signed in June 2012 by a range of statutory agencies, voluntary and military charities in support of the national Armed Forces Covenant. These agencies have formed a partnership to progress the Covenant across the Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire sub-region.
The Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant Partnership is working with the armed forces to help and support current and former service personnel and their families in the local area.
We are also encouraging Warwickshire businesses, community groups and individuals to work with us to pledge their support to armed forces personnel and their families as well as reservists and veterans.
The aims of the Warwickshire Armed Forces Covenant is to
- encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.
- recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the armed forces community.
- encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life.
- encourage the armed forces community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement
Support for the Armed Forces in Warwick District
The district deliver the following support services:
Veterans Referral Point – this is a service provided by frontline staff at Warwick District Council Offices Riverside House, where the armed forces community seeking support are able to be referred into a range of support services aimed at Veterans and their Family Members/ Carers. Veterans Referral Point flyer.
RBL Advice & Information session – on the 4th Monday of every month an RBL Advice and Information Officer will be available at Warwick District Council Offices Riverside House for face to face appointment on a drop-in basis. RBL Advice & Information flyer.
See more support for the Armed Forces.
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund has four broad funding themes now and in future years:
- removing barriers to family life
- extra support after service for those that need help
- measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the armed forces community to participate as citizens
- non-core healthcare services for veterans
The current funding programmes are:
- The Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme makes grants of up to £20,000 projects that support local community integration or deliver local services.
For more information about the Armed Forces Covenant, visit the Armed Forces Covenant page or Warwickshire County Council's support page. You can also contact your local Armed Forces Community Champion, Bernadette.Allen@warwickdc.gov.uk.