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Armed Forces Covenant

Help for the local Armed Forces community

The Community Covenant for Cambridgeshire was signed in 2011. Its aims are to:

  • encourage people to support local Armed Forces communities
  • raise awareness of issues facing the Armed Forces community
  • recognise and remember sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces community
  • encourage activities that help to integrate the Armed Forces community into local life
  • encourage the Armed Forces community to help and support the wider community

The Covenant was signed by:

  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • District Councils
  • NHS Cambridgeshire
  • Cambridgeshire Constabulary
  • Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
  • Armed Forces representatives

These organisations form the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Community Covenant Board.


The Government has created a Covenant Fund to support the Armed Forces community. £10million a year is given to support projects within the Covenant.

Current funding priorities are to:

  • help families in distress
  • help local government to better deliver the requirements of the covenant
  • deliver local grants
  • produce a 'map of need' and 'outcomes framework' for the fund
  • provide a digital support programme

Many organisations offer  help and support (Word doc) [59KB]  to Armed Forces Communities. 

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