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Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust opens £4 million programme to tackle Serious Stress in Veterans, their Carers and Families.

This new programme will provide funding for innovative and new ways of working to reduce serious stress in veterans, their carers and families by funding a small number of projects that will enable charities and health professionals to work together to develop and try new ideas that they have developed with veterans and their carers and families.

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DMWS: Armed Forces Covenant Gold Employer Recognition

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) is a Ministry of Defence run scheme which encourages employers to support the work of the Ministry of Defence, and inspire others to do the same. The ERS Gold award is the highest award of the scheme, recognising organisations who actively support the Armed Forces community in their workplace.

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Defence Select Committee report 2017: Ministry of Defence must uphold the Forces’ Covenant

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must show that it has learned the lessons of the lamentable record, in managing Service accommodation, of CarillionAmey, Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and the Ministry itself. So says the Defence Committee in its latest report, published on the 2018 Armed Forces Day, into the Armed Forces Covenant. (The Covenant expresses the moral obligation that the Government owes to those who serve or have served in our Armed Forces, and to their families.)

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Seeking Veterans in Croydon to help celebrate Armed Forces Day 2018

Are you an Armed Forces Veteran currently living in Croydon, or who has had previous links with the Armed Forces Community in the borough? Croydon Commitment is looking for veterans of any age who have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces to help them celebrate the start of Armed Forces Week on Monday 25 June 2018.

Croydon Commitment is a local charity that helps businesses achieve the best value and impact from business corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities to benefit local people and the environment.

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Armed Forces Covenant Awards £20,000 Grant to Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans Wales

Alabaré, the charity behind Homes for Veterans England and Wales, are delighted to have been awarded £20,000 towards costs of our Homes for Veterans Wales from the Armed Forces Covenant.

Alabaré’s Homes for Veterans Wales offers support to ex-Service men and women across Wales who have left active service and who are experiencing difficulty adapting to civilian life. These former service personnel are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, usually due to lack of support network and social isolation after discharge.

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Research to improve delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant

Forces in Mind Trust (FiMT) has awarded £174,737 to Shared Intelligence and NatCen, to research how organisations, excluding Local Authorities and Government departments, are delivering pledges under the Armed Forces Covenant in Great Britain.

The decision to commission this research came about from the impact of FiMT’s Our Community-Our Covenant report and the desire to understand delivery of the Armed Forces Covenant more widely. Shared Intelligence, in partnership with NatCen, were appointed to deliver this research following a competitive tender process.

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