Learning From Local Authority Projects

Under the Strengthening Delivery of the Covenant Programme, The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust awarded £6.6 million through two rounds of funding to clusters of Local Authorities.

This funding enabled them to take forward ideas from strategies developed by Local Covenant Partnerships, building on the concepts in ‘Our Community Our Covenant’ publication, and helped to make improvements to how Armed Forces Covenant is delivered locally.

As part of their work, Local Authorities developed lots of resources to help them deliver the Armed Forces Covenant in their local area.

These resources and materials are divided in to categories as shown on the slides below. Within each category the resources are also grouped for useful places to start, materials or processes that could be adapted or replicated and examples of best practice have also been included. 

Some of this funding was used to produce resources and materials, which have been collated in this section of the Knowledge Network.  These resources and materials were funded in part or in full by these grants, and they are published here so that they can be used by others in their own Covenant delivery work.

You are very welcome to use these materials within your own organisation.

As you explore this collection; some materials are labelled replication, and some are labelled adaptation.

Replication means that you might be able to use these resources within your organisation, perhaps with some limited changes

Adaption means that these resources were created with a specific geographic area in mind, but, with appropriate changes, they might be able to form a useful base for creating resources in another area.

It should be noted that there may have been regulatory or policy changes since these materials were produced, and anyone adapting and using any of these materials should check for accuracy to ensure they are up-to-date.  There are also regional and national variations across the United Kingdom, and these should also be taken into account when using these resources.

If you are going to use these resources, it must be for a non profit making purpose, and please do credit the original authors as appropriate.