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Plymouth Armed Forces Community Covenant
Plymouth City Council
Plymouth PL1 2AA
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National Armed Forces Day

Plymouth Armed Forces Community Covenant

The Plymouth Armed Forces Community Covenant was signed at the Armed Forces Day National Event on Plymouth Hoe on Saturday 30 June 2012. It is a formal commitment to mutual support between the city’s civilian and armed forces communities, with a special focus on service children.

The Community Covenant lists seven main priorities for all covenant partners, and this forms the basis of the action plan, but at the heart of the covenant is a shared understanding that service families receive all the support available to them from the public and voluntary sectors in Plymouth.

Access to housing, healthcare and employment are just some of the issues which affect the armed forces community, and the Community Covenant aims to raise the awareness of such issues so that the city’s service families and veterans are not disadvantaged in any way.

Signing the Covenant also provides Plymouth with the opportunity to bid for UK-wide funding.


Please see the document below celebrating the first year of this covenant.

Community Covenant Grant Scheme

The Community Covenant Grant Scheme was established to help provide funding for local projects that bring together civilian and armed forces communities.

The scheme is administered by the Ministry of Defence.  

To be eligible to bid, all applications must:

  • Meet the aims and objectives of the Community Covenant
  • Demonstrate value for money
  • Be aligned with the spirit, strategies and policies of the Plymouth Community Covenant Partnership Panel

The small grants programme involves submitting an application to the Community Covenant Grant Scheme that has been endorsed by the Plymouth Community Covenant.


Small grants (up to £20,000)

  • Applications open 23 September 2016
  • Closing date for submission to MOD - 2 November 2016
  • Decisions by MOD - 1 March 2017

Please note that applications should be submitted to the Plymouth Covenant for endorsement in good time (at least 2 weeks before closing date for submission to MOD).

Details for the large grant scheme are available on the GOV.UK website.

Get involved

If you would like to comment on the community covenant, suggest improvements that can be made or put forward any ideas please email us at or call 01752 307485.

Meetings and reviews

The Action Plan Steering Group meets every two months, and notes from these meetings as well as any reviews which have been carried out, will be published on this page.