Community Covenant Scheme
The Community Covenant Scheme was launched by the Government in 2011, at which it was agreed that the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant would be written into law.
The principles include:
- recognising the unique nature of service
- ensuring that there is no disadvantage, e.g. no accessing public services, as a result of Service in the Armed Forces, and
- allowing special treatment where justified, e.g. in the case of injured personnel.
Community Covenants are voluntary statements of mutual support between civilian communities and their local Armed Forces community.
Community Covenants aim to:
- encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their areas;
- nurture public understanding and awareness of the issues affecting the Armed Forces community;
- recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community;
- encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces into local life; and
- 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.
Ceredigion County Council has signed up to the Community Covenant Scheme.
Charities that work with the Armed Forces, their Families, Reservists and Veterans include:
- The Royal British Legion
- Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)
- Help for Heroes
- The Army Families Federation
- The Naval Families Federation
- The Royal Air Force Families Federation
- The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
- ABF The Soldiers Charity
- Seafarers UK
- Combat Stress
- Homes for Veterans Cymru