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Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.

The Covenant outlines the moral obligations between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces at a local level.

• There is a national Armed Forces Covenant website where you can find out more information.
Devon Forces Family is the Devon point of contact for veterans seeking support on a range of matters from healthcare and housing to employability, finances, personal relationships and more.
Forces Connect Southwest is the Regional point of contact.
Veterans Gateway is a national point of contact.


Devon County Councils commitment as an Employer

The Council recognises the huge commitment and contribution that the Armed Forces community has made to Devon as well as the Council itself. Many veterans, reservist and family members of veterans and serving personnel work for the Council. We are keen to recognise this contribution, but also to understand the issues that veterans, reservist and family members face.


Devon Armed Forces Community Wellbeing Partnership

The vision of the Covenant in Devon is to Recognise the needs, strengths and role of veterans, serving personnel and their families as an integral part of the community of Devon. Using the Partnership to support the development of a whole systems approach to improve outcomes for individuals and families and to ensure that they are at no disadvantage due to service when accessing public services.

  • Which organisations form the Partnership?

    Please see below for a wide range of organisations that work in partnership to meet the aims of the Covenant:

    • Devon County Council
    • Teignbridge District Council
    • Mid Devon District Council
    • SSAFA (Soldiers’, Sailors’ & Airmen’s Families Association)
    • HMP Service
    • 6 Rifles Army Reserve
    • Naval Service Recovery Centre Hasler
    • Devon Partnership NHS Trust
    • Exeter City Council
    • Torridge District Council
    • Devon County Council
    • Veterans Change Partnership Support Hub
    • Babcock LDP, rep Education
    • RD&E NHS Foundation Trust
    • South West Veterans Mental Health Service
    • Wiltshire Council
    • Living Options
    • Armed Forces Network (DCC staff)
    • South West Veterans UK
    • Royal Marines Association
    • Career Transition Partnership (CTP)
    • Help 4 Heroes
    • Wessex Reserve Forces’ & Cadets’ Association
    • Devon & Cornwall Police & Dorset Police
    • Regular Forces Employment Association
    • seAp Advocacy
    • HQSW Tidworth
    • Department for Work and Pensions, Jobcentre Plus
    • 6 Rifles Army Reserve
    • CTCRM
    • Royal Marines
    • VCP HUB, CoLAB
    • Plymouth, Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LDU Plymouth Team
    • Naval Families Federation
    • NHS England & NHS Devon
    • Plymouth City Council
    • Dorset, Devon & Cornwall Community Rehabilitation Company
    • Police & Crime Commissioner’s Office
    • SW Defence Primary Healthcare
    • HMP Dartmoor
    • The Royal British Legion
    • Torbay Council
    • Devon CCG
    • RM Chivenor
    • Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
    • Somerset County Council
    • Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group
    • NHS Cornwall
    • National Probation Service
    • 243 Wessex Field Hospital
    • Army Engagement Team

  • Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants programme

    Under this programme the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust want to fund projects of up to £20,000 that help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK, and/or deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community.
    Decisions on Local Grants applications will be made four times in the calendar year 2019.
    If you have fixed dates for when your project must take place then you will need to note the following:

    • Applications must be submitted by 9am on 9 September 2019 will be decided before the end of November 2019
    • Applications must be submitted by 9am on 2 December 2019 will be decided before the end of February 2020.

    For more information go to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website.
    The guidance notes are available on the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust website.

    Contact us

    If you have any queries about the Covenant or the Covenant Funding, you can contact the Armed Forces Covenant Lead Officer: Ali Boyd


    Related Links

    Armed Forces Covenant
    Covenant Fund Website Downloads

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