The Community Covenant for Cambridgeshire was signed in 2011. Its aims are to:
- encourage people to support local Armed Forces communities
- raise awareness of issues facing the Armed Forces community
- recognise and remember sacrifices faced by the Armed Forces community
- encourage activities that help to integrate the Armed Forces community into local life
- encourage the Armed Forces community to help and support the wider community
The Covenant was signed by:
- Cambridgeshire County Council
- District Councils
- NHS Cambridgeshire
- Cambridgeshire Constabulary
- Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service
- Armed Forces representatives
These organisations form the Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Community Covenant Board.
The Government has created a Covenant Fund to support the Armed Forces community. £10million a year is given to support projects within the Covenant.
Current funding priorities are to:
- help families in distress
- help local government to better deliver the requirements of the covenant
- deliver local grants
- produce a 'map of need' and 'outcomes framework' for the fund
- provide a digital support programme
Many organisations offer
to Armed Forces Communities.