April 2017: WLGA secures funding to strengthen local government delivery of the covenant priority
The WLGA has successfully bid for funding from the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund to undertake a national project which aims to:
- raise awareness of the Armed Forces Covenant and the issues affecting the Armed Forces Community in Wales;
- improve the availability of information about the Armed Forces Covenant for the Armed Forces Community in Wales;
- improve communications relating to the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales made by/between local authorities; and
- promote and share best practice.
This national project will work in conjunction with, make links to and compliment work already being undertaken by local authorities regionally; separate bids made by the four regions to the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant Fund were also successful.
As part of the project several new resources aimed at local authorities will be developed. These include a training pack for elected members and local authority frontline and departmental staff, a publication highlighting best practice (including case studies), a DVD/online resources on the Armed Forces Covenant and a range of marketing / promotional materials on the Armed Forces Covenant in Wales and the work being undertaken by local authorities to deliver it.
For more information contact: Rachel Morgan