Show your support
The aim of the community covenant is to encourage local communities to support the service community in their area and promote understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community.
Local people already support the services community by
- Fundraising for service charities
- Taking part in military events and celebrations such as the Armed Forces Day
- Buying a poppy
Future activities could include
- Running youth groups or sports clubs for the children of servicemen or women.
- Creating support networks for families of serving military personnel
- Offering commercial discounts
- Promoting job vacancies in your company to service leavers via the Career Transition Partnership website of on Forces Families Jobs
- Taking part in The Big Brew Up: SSAFA's biggest fundraising event of the year
Even simple demonstrations of support, such as displaying the Armed Forces Day window sticker in cars and businesses, can have a positive effect and boost the morale of the armed forces community.
The benefits could be mutual, with local armed forces getting involved in local projects, educational and sporting events.
Let us know what you are doing by sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sign up to the Community Covenant to show your support.
Protecting and Conserving War Memorials
In February 2015, the Government announced a four-year programme to create ukwarmemorials.org, a one-stop shop for information on all UK war memorials along with where to go for advice and funding. The move means local people will be at the heart of protecting and conserving war memorials.
The programme will expand in stages so that by the end of the project the website will be easily searchable, helping people track down historical information, listed status, condition and inscribed names. The website will eventually cover war memorials commemorating all modern conflicts up to and including Afghanistan.