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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, and is making £30m available to projects across the United Kingdom in areas that already have an established community covenant. Local groups and projects are able to apply for grants from £100 to £250,000, although bids for larger amounts may be considered in exceptional circumstances.

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 will be a single stage process with a short application form. The key dates you need to know are:

Round one

Closing date: Thursday 17 December 2015

Decisions by: Thursday 10 March 2016

Round two

Opening date: Early May 2016

Closing date: 2 November 2016

Decisions by: Late September 2016

Round three

Opening date:16 September 2016

Closing date:16 November 2016

Decisions by: Mid February 2017

There are also large grants available

Round one

Closing date: 13 January 2016

Decisions by:Mid March 2016

Round two

Opening date:Early May 2016

Closing date: 22 June 2016

Decisions by: Late September 2016

Round three

Closing date:30 November 2016

Decisions by: Mid February 2017

For further information about the scheme or details of Plymouth Armed Forces Community Covenant, please email

The application form is available on the GOV.UK website.

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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.

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.

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