What is the covenant?

Under the terms of the Covenant, Members of the Armed Forces, veterans and their families should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.

This commitment is made in recognition of the sacrifices the Armed Forces Community make on behalf of the country.


Local Government in Wales and the Armed Forces Community

Local authorities in Wales are committed to addressing and responding to the needs of the Armed Forces Community here in Wales.

All 22 local authorities in Wales have signed up to the Covenant. Each authority has an Armed Forces Champion, which is a role undertaken by an elected member. The purpose of the Champion is to promote and champion the interests of the Armed Forces Community within the local authority; to act as single point of contact; and to engage with the Armed Forces Community locally to identify key issues of concern.

Local authority services such as housing, education and social care all have a role to play in addressing and responding to the needs of the Armed Forces Community and to ensure that they do not face disadvantage because of their service to our country.

Here you can read more about the Covenant and also discover some of the work ongoing across local authorities in Wales. This resource has been developed by the Welsh Local Government Association and funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Grant.