WHAT IS THE CANNOCK CHASE ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY COVENANT?
The Armed Forces Community Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces community. It's intended to complement the Armed Forces Covenant which outlines the moral obligations between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces at a local level.
We aim to encourage communities, charities, businesses, local Government and health care providers to take part in the Covenant to support all our Armed Forces living locally. This not only includes supporting personnel, but also their families and veterans, particularly where they have been injured or bereaved. By doing this, we recognise what our Armed Forces have done for us and continue to do on a daily basis.
AIMS OF THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY COVENANT IN CANNOCK CHASE
• To encourage local communities and the Armed Forces community to provide each other with support.
• To promote awareness amongst communities about the issues affecting the Armed Forces in the District.
• To recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community.
• To encourage activities which help integrate the Armed Forces community into local life.
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Information about how the Armed Forces Covenant sets the tone for what happens locally is available on the GOV.UK website.
ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY COVENANT FOR STAFFORDSHIRE – ARMED FORCES WORKING GROUP
An Armed Forces Working Group has been established to develop the aims of the Covenant by bringing together all relevant partners and to oversee the development of the Covenant in Staffordshire:
• To agree the current situation locally, the needs of the local Armed Forces community, any gaps that need addressing and actions to be taken.
• Evaluate and agree bids to the national Community Covenant Grant Fund.
• Monitor the achievements of the Covenant
MEMBERSHIP OF THE WORKING GROUP INCLUDES REPRESENTATIVES FROM:
HOW TO PLEDGE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE ARMED FORCES COMMUNITY COVENANT
If you are an organisation or a business wishing to pledge support to the Armed Forces Community Covenant or want to find out how you can contribute to its aims please visit www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk.
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