Armed Forces Community Covenant (AFCC)
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 the AFCC are to:
- encourage local communities to support the ArmedForces Community in their area and vice versa;
- nurture public understanding ans awareness amongst the public of issues affecting the Armed Forces community;
- recognise and remember the sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces Community;
- encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces community into local life; and
- 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 AFCC for Central Bedfordshire was signed in December 2011, and you can download it below.
Want to find out more?
- Visit the AFCC pages on GOV.UK here.
- You can download guidance on how the AFCC can work for you here.
- You can also find out about the £30m Covenant Grant scheme here.