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Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant

Working to support Armed Forces Communities in Lincolnshire

What is the Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant?

The Armed Forces Covenant is a voluntary statement of mutual support between a civilian community and its local Armed Forces community. The Covenant outlines the moral obligations between the nation, the Government and the Armed Forces at a local level.

To visit the national website for the Armed Forces Covenant CLICK HERE  

To sign up to receive the Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant newsletter CLICK HERE

What will the Covenant do?

A wide range of organisations work in partnership to meet the aims of the Covenant by discussing and developing projects to ensure successful delivery of the Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant Measures and Action Plan.

The aims of the Covenant in Lincolnshire are to:

  • Encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces Community in their areas;
  • Nurture public understanding and 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;
  • 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

Which organisations form the Covenant?

The Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant was agreed on 20 June 2012 by the following organisations:

  • Lincolnshire Armed Forces
  • Lincolnshire County Council
  • Royal British Legion
  • Involving Lincs
  • Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership
  • NHS Lincolnshire
  • Reserve Forces
  • Boston Borough Council
  • East Lindsey District Council
  • City of Lincoln Council
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • South Holland District Council
  • South Kesteven District Council
  • West Lindsey District Council
  • Lincolnshire Association of Local Councils

The Covenant Fund

The Lincolnshire Armed Forces Covenant allows organisations in Lincolnshire to apply to the Covenant Fund delivered by the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

A wide range of organisations can apply for a grant to support projects that strengthen the ties between members of the armed forces community and the wider community in which they live.

The £10 million per annum Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community opened again for applications mid-February 2017.

The priorities for 2017/18 are below and additional detail, including deadlines, can be found on the main Covenant Fund website.

Priority 2 - Families in Stress
Priority 4 - Community Integration and local service delivery

If you require support when completing your application please contact your Local Covenant Partnership (LCP).

Tel: 01522 552446
E-mail: communitycovenant@lincolnshire.gov.uk

As a guide we have produced the following steps in preparation for your application:

Step one:
Develop your project and discuss your ideas with a ‘trusted friend’ and/or contact the Covenant team at Lincolnshire County Council by emailing communitycovenant@lincolnshire.gov.uk

Step two:
Visit the Armed Forces Covenant Fund website and download the Guidance Notes. Read the Guidance Notes thoroughly and determine if you meet the criteria

Step three:
Complete your application, making sure that you have provided all the information requested. If you would like the Covenant team to review your application prior to submission please let us have sight of your application summary well in advance of any submission deadlines to allow sufficient time to comment.

Please note that under Priority 4 it is recommended that you discuss and obtain endorsement for your application from the Covenant Partnership prior to submission.

When to apply

There are no deadlines and so you are welcome to submit your application at any time during 2017. Decisions are made four times in every 12 month period so no one should have to wait more than 20 weeks for a decision - and in most cases it will be far sooner. If you have fixed dates for when your project must take place - such as commemorative occasions or school term times you will need to note the following:

  • Applications submitted by 6 July will be decided before the end of August
  • Applications submitted by 5 October will be decided before the end of November
  • Applications submitted by 4 January will be decided before the end of February

Contact details

If you have any queries about the Covenant or the Covenant Funding, you can contact the Community Engagement Team at Lincolnshire County Council.

Tel: 01522 552446
E-mail:communitycovenant@lincolnshire.gov.uk

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Last updated: 20 November 2017

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