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Show your support to your armed forces community

We want businesses to show their support to the armed forces community, find out how you can get involved. 

Become a forces friendly employer

The Armed Forces Covenant proudly supports those who serve.

Businesses, charitable, and public sector organisations of all sizes who wish to support the armed forces community can sign the covenant. 

Find out more about becoming a forces friendly employer

Benefits of employing veterans

You can take a look at the benefits to your business by employing veterans.  Using the varied transferable skills veterans have can enhance your business and positively impact on your team.  

Community Covenant Grant Scheme

The Covenant Fund has £10 million each year to support the Armed Forces Covenant by funding projects which address specific priorities. 

Who can apply: 

  • a registered charity
  • a local authority
  • a school or other statutory organisation
  • a Community Interest Company
  • an armed forces unit with a Unit Identification Number (UIN)

This organisation will be the accountable body for the grant.

Who can't apply:

  • Individuals can't apply and cannot be a partner organisation.
  • Unincorporated organisations which aren't registered as charities cannot apply.
  • Partnerships and social enterprises that aren't registered charities or Community Interest Companies cannot apply, but they can work as a partner with an eligible lead applicant.

Find out more about Armed Forces Covenant local grants.

Employer Recognition Scheme

The Employer Recognition Scheme acknowledges employers who provided exceptional support to the armed forces community. Find out more about the employer recognition scheme.

We have achieved a gold award for the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, find out more about how we achieved the recognition.

How to promote the armed forces community

  • You can show support by using the Armed Forces Covenant logo on your promotional material.
  • Find out more about Military Human Training which helps people to understand military culture and transition. Their training sessions provide front line staff in council, community, health and social care and other professions to understand the armed forces.

Our new armed forces e-learning

Our e-learning gives you an understanding into the Armed Forces Covenant and how it can be honoured and implemented into our community.

It will also help you understand and apply the principles of the covenant at a local level, it outlines useful resources and support that's available for veterans. 

To access the e-learning you'll need to ask for a new account creating, you can do this by emailing us at to request this. 

Once you've got your account details, then simply click on the link below and select 'external partners login' to access. Once you've logged in, you'll need to type in 'armed forces' at the top right hand side search to find the course.  

You can decide how you want to support the Armed Forces Community.

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