Armed forces

The armed forces community includes those who serve, or have served, in the armed forces, as well as reservists. It also includes people who care for, depend on, or are close family members of these groups of people.

We've pledged to make sure that our armed forces community is supported in Barnsley. To do so, we've signed up to the Armed Forces Covenant. We've also achieved the Gold Award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme.

Armed Forces Covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant was re-signed by Barnsley Council in March 2020. We invited partners from the charitable, voluntary, health, housing and education sectors to sign as well. These included:

  • Barnsley College
  • Barnsley CVS
  • Barnsley Integrated Care System
  • Barnsley Chamber of Commerce
  • Berneslai Homes

Gallery from the signing of the covenant

Armed Forces Covenant document

Sarah Norman Signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Armed forces covenant signing

Man signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Amanda Garrard signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Lady signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant signing in office

John Marshall signing the Armed Forces Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant being signed

Armed Forces Covenant event signing

Armed forces newsletter

Our newsletter has useful updates for the armed forces community. Read our latest newsletter and subscribe to receive it directly to your email inbox.


Armed Forces Day 2024

Veteran's Tri Services CIC, the dedicated organiser of the Armed Forces Day event in Penistone, have disbanded. Barnsley Council will take the lead on this, and subsequent year's armed forces day celebrations.

This years event will take place in Barnsley town centre on 15 June 2024. Further details will be communicated in due course.

Veteran's ID Card

The application process for a veteran's ID card is now open. You can find further details of how to apply at GOV.UK veteran card