Armed Forces and Veterans Hub Open or Close
Chesterfield Armed Forces and Veterans’ Hub
Meeting dates for 2019 are:
- Monday April 8th 2019 - please note the venue for this Hub is Chesterfield Football Stadium, S41 8NZ
- Friday 26th July 2019
- Friday 25th October 2019
SSAFA provides lifelong support to anyone who is currently serving or has ever served in the Royal Navy, British Army or Royal Air Force.
Royal British Legion helps members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, Reservists, veterans and their families all year round and also campaigns to improve their lives, organises the Poppy Appeal and remembers the fallen.
Blesma is a national Army Charity that directly supports all of our Service men and women who have lost limbs and the use of limbs or the loss of eyesight in the service of our country.
War Widows Association of Great Britain is a pressure group to improve the conditions of War Widows and their dependants in Great Britain.
Veterans UK administers the armed forces pension schemes and compensation payments for those injured or bereaved through service.
Army HIVES is an information network available to all members of the Army service community. It serves both married and single personnel, together with their families, dependants and civilians employed by the services.
Armed Forces Covenant Fund Open or Close
The MOD has launched the new £10 million per annum Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community. Further details, including the funding priorities and when the fund is open for applications, can be found here.
Potential applicants are advised to read and understand the information in the relevant guidance notes to help you to decide if your project is eligible and meets the criteria. Funding is limited, so only the very best projects will be funded. This is an enduring fund, so there will be plenty of opportunity to apply in the coming months and years if your project is not quite ready yet. Information about how to apply to the fund is available here.
Armed Forces Community Covenant Open or Close
We have re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant for Derbyshire which pledges our commitment and support to the Armed Forces Community residing in our district.
The Council has worked with a range of local partners to look at the provision, co-ordination and promotion of services to current and veteran armed forces personnel, particularly on issues including physical and mental health & wellbeing, employment and financial inclusion. This will help frontline officers signpost veterans to a range of available support and identify other opportunities for veterans which could be offered by departments.
The covenant is available to download here.