Grants - Armed Forces Covenant Fund
The Covenant Fund will have 4 broad funding themes now and in future years. They are:
- Removing barriers to family life
- Extra support after service for those that need help
- Measures to integrate military and civilian communities and allow the armed forces community to participate as citizens
- Non-core healthcare services for veterans
The themes will shape the fund, and annual priorities will ensure that it stays focussed and current. For 2016 to 20 17 the four main priorities will be:
- Veterans’ Gateway
- Families in stress
- Improving Local Covenant delivery
- Community integration and delivery of local services
AreaThis grant scheme is open to areas that have signed up to an armed forces community covenant.
The scheme has an annual fund of £10 million.
Signing up to the covenant in Highland are:
Armed Forces Community, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Fire and Rescue Service, Highland Reserve Forces and Cadets Association, Highland Third Sector Interface, Job Centre Plus, NHS Highland, Police Scotland, Royal British Legion Scotland, Scottish Natural Heritage, SSAFA Forces Help, University of the Highlands and Islands.
Highland and Moray have a long and proud association with the Armed Forces and are committed to supporting all members of the Armed Forces community - regular, reserve, ex-service and your families - in line with the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant. On our Moray and Highland Armed Forces Covenant website, you'll find information to help you whether moving here for the first time or already settled.
Read Poppy Scotland-Northern Pathways - A Guide to Services for the Armed Forces Community in the North of Scotland.