Armed Forces Community Covenant

Community Covenants are a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces community.

They are intended to complement, at a local level, the Armed Forces Covenant which is the moral obligation that exists between the nation, the government and the armed forces and sets out the actions being taken by central government.

The aims of an Armed Forces Community Covenant are to:

  • Encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their area.
  • Nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of 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 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.

The Armed Forces Community Covenant for the borough was signed in July 2013.

Civilian Military Partnership Board

A Tunbridge Wells Borough Civilian Military Partnership Board has been set up to promote the Community Covenant and put in place an action plan to address identified needs and issues.

Representatives include organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors as well as the Armed Forces and Armed Forces charities. These include:

The Tunbridge Wells Borough Civilian Military Partnership Board action plan covers the following themes:

  • Community Covenant Grant Scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Housing
  • Education, Skills and Employment
  • Community Cohesion

Have your say

We are committed to finding ways to best support the local Armed Forces community and welcome any feedback on how you think we should do this.  For example:

  • What are the main challenges for serving armed forces personnel and their families?
  • What are the main challenges for former armed forces personnel and their families?
  • If you work with the armed forces community what are the main challenges you or your clients face, and how would you like to see these addressed?
  • Do you have any suggestions on how we could develop the Tunbridge Wells Borough Armed Forces Community Covenant?

If your organisation would like to support the Community Covenant and become a signatory please contact us.

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