Haringey Armed Forces Community Covenant
Haringey Council, along with partners, signed an Armed Forces Community Covenant on 7 November 2013. The covenant is designed to complement the national Armed Forces Covenant (external link) which outlines the obligation that exists between the UK, the Government and the Armed Forces.
The covenant is a statement of mutual support between the armed forces and the local area. It is designed to:
- encourage local communities to support the armed forces in their areas and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
- recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
- encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces into local life
- 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.
Haringey’s covenant has three main measures, to:
- explore how service and ex-service personnel, and their families, can be better supported across a range of services including housing, employment, education and health
- raise awareness and celebrate the contribution that the armed forces make to Haringey and the country as a whole, and ensure armed services representation at appropriate community events across the borough
- engage with the armed services to establish baseline data for the number of service and ex-service personnel in the borough.
The current signatories to the covenant are:
- Haringey Council
- Metropolitan Police Service
- London Fire Brigade
- Haringey Association of Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations
- Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group
- The British Army
- The Royal Air Force
- The Royal Navy
- The Royal British Legion
- The Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
Download the covenant (PDF, 325KB).
The Covenant Fund
The Covenant Fund has £10 million available each year to fund projects that support the armed forces community. Annual priorities are set for the use of this funding. The four Covenant Fund priorities for 2016 are:
Who can bid?
How much can you bid for?
Properly constituted legal entities but not statutory authorities.
Up to £2 million
Expressions of interest by 1st July 2016
Families in Stress
Local charities (or branch of a national charity) or Community Interest Company that provides specialist services.
Awards of up to £300,000
Expressions of interest by 22nd June 2016
Improving local covenant delivery
Local authorities in clusters
£20,000 to £500,000
Applications open 10th July 2016
Application deadline 6th October 2016
Community integration/ local service delivery
Registered charity, a local authority, a school, a Community Interest Company or an armed forces unit with a UIN. Only applications endorsed by the local Covenant Partnership will be considered.
Awards of up to £20,000
Round 1 applications by 22nd June
Round 2 applications by 2nd November
Application forms as well as further details on the eligibility and timescales for each of the priorities can be found on the government’s Covenant Fund web pages (external link). Any queries regarding the fund can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bids made under the Community integration/ local service delivery priority will only be considered where these have been seen and endorsed by the local Covenant partnership. If you are considering submitting a bid in Haringey then please contact Zakir Chaudhry at email@example.com
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