Aims of the Community Covenant

Suffolk's Armed Forces Community Covenant proposes to develop closer links between the community and armed forces personnel, their families and service veterans through a series of armed forces community covenant aims:

  • To encourage local communities to support the armed forces community in their areas and to nurture public understanding and awareness among the public of issues affecting the armed forces community
  • To recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the armed forces community
  • To encourage activities which help to integrate the armed forces community into local life
  • To 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

The covenant also aims to reduce any disadvantage military personnel face due to their service in the military.

The Community Covenant forms part of the wider Armed Forces Covenant (click); you can also download the MoD Mythbuster pdf to learn more about the broader Armed Forces Covenant.