Pledge your support

Sign the covenant

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation that those who Serve or have Served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated fairly and should not face disadvantages when seeking to access public or private goods and services in the UK.

The Covenant is a voluntary pledge. Organisations may choose to sign up in order to demonstrate their support for the Armed Forces Community and for the principles of the Covenant. All organisations – public, private or voluntary and small, medium or large – are welcome to sign the Covenant.

How to sign

If you are interested in signing the Covenant, please download, complete and sign the template. Once you have done so, please e-mail your signed copy to Telford & Wrekin Armed Forces Covenant Co-ordinator at armedforcescovenant@telford.gov.uk . For examples of best practice, please see visit the GOV.UK website

What you can pledge

Your Covenant is yours to write. While all signatories pledge to uphold and act in accordance with the basic principles of the Covenant, organisations are free to tailor their specific pledges to suit their circumstances. In other words, you are free to specify – with as much or as little detail as you think necessary – how exactly you plan to support and uphold the Covenant. Specific pledges can be adapted to make them appropriate to your organisation.

Search for local and national businesses and organisations that have signed the Armed Forces Covenant

To find a local (or national) business or organisation that has pledged their support to our Armed Forces community by signing the Armed Forces covenant, please search online.

Terms and Conditions

By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, an organisation demonstrates its intention to support the Armed Forces community and provides the signatory with the opportunity to be recognised by the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) award. An ERS award shows that the recipient is delivering tangible support for the Armed Forces community. The Ministry of Defence (MOD), as the representative of HM Government, welcomes these commitments and is grateful for the support being pledged and provided. However, neither signing the AFC nor achieving an ERS award should be taken to imply MOD endorsement of any individual or organisation.

ERS awards at Silver and Gold level are reviewed every five years, at which point they can be renewed for a further five years, providing the organisation is continuing to deliver support. However, at any time, the MOD reserves the right to withdraw an award and/or to remove an organisation from the register of AFC signatories, if it considers that the organisation is acting in a way that is incompatible with the spirit of the AFC or otherwise behaves in a way that could bring the AFC, the ERS or the MOD into disrepute.

For further information on any of the above, please contact the Telford and Wrekin Armed Forces Covenant Co-ordinator at armedforcescovenant@telford.gov.uk.

Last updated: 07/09/2022 15:14

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