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Our Committment to the Armed Forces

Erewash Borough Council has signed up to the community covenant and Councillor John Sewell is our Armed Forces Covenant 'Champion', making sure we achieve our committment to serving personnel, veterans, their families and the bereaved.

Many local organisations and branches of national organisations offer support for members of the armed forces community and you can find out more by clicking here.

The Armed Forces Covenant Fund

The Armed Forces Covenant funds local projects which strengthen the ties or mutual understanding between members of the armed forces community and the wider communities in which they live.

Applying to the Covenant Fund - Find out about applying to the new £10 million per annum Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community.

The funding priorities for April 2017 to March 2018 are as follows:

  • families in stress - the fund opened for expressions of interest in March 2017. An information event was held on 5 April 2017 in central London. Expressions of interest had to be registered up to noon on 26 June 2017.
  • strengthening local government delivery of the covenant - this programme is now open for applications.  The deadline for applying is 27 November 2017.  Guidance notes are avilable here.
  • Armed Forces Covenant: local grants - This programme is now open for applications and decisions for the first round are expected in May 2017.  Guidance notes are available here.
  • a single grant to produce a map of need and an outcomes framework for the Covenant Fund - expressions of interest were invited in January 2017, with a decision to be made during February. 

Visit the Armed forces Covenant website

Erewash Borough Council

Erewash Borough Council, Town Hall, Wharncliffe Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 5RP 0115 907 2244