We have signed up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Community Covenants are voluntary statements of mutual support between civilian and Armed Forces communities.

They are intended to complement, at a local level, the Armed Forces Covenant, which outlines the moral obligations between the Nation, the Government and the Armed Forces.

You can view a pdf of our signed covenant.

Community Covenants aim to:

  • encourage local communities to support the Armed Forces community in their areas;
  • nurture public understanding and awareness of the issues affecting the Armed Forces community;
  • recognise and remember the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces community;
  • encourage activities which help to integrate the Armed Forces community into local life; and
  • encourage the Armed Forces community to help and support the wider community, whether through participation in events and joint projects, or other forms of engagement.

Ministry of Defence Community Covenant Grant Scheme

Find out about applying to the new £10 million per annum Covenant Fund to support the armed forces community.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Armed Forces Forum

World War 1 Commemorations

Reserve Forces and Cadets Association





Further information


ABF (Army Benevolent Fund)

Defence Medical Welfare Service

DMWS presentation ABUHB AFF 20150603

Hire a Hero

Hire a Hero – Caerphilly Presentation

Welsh Schools toolkit

In June 2015 the first ever Guide to Education for Armed Forces parents’ in Wales was launched. The guide aims to provide practical information and advice regarding the education system in Wales and things to consider when moving to Wales for the first time.

Signposting Leaflet

Signposting Leaflet

Grant Scheme Provision of Grant Bid information

Ser Timing Activity Remarks
(a) (b) (c) (d)
3 13 Aug 15 Application Portal for bids to £20K opens
4 13 Aug 15 Application Portal for bids to £500K opens
5 17 Sep 15 Application Portal for small bids up to £20K closes
6 24 Sep 15 Application Portal for large bids up to £500K closes
7 7 – 14 Oct 15 Window for Welsh Regional Armed Forces Covenant Partnerships  recommendations to be returned to Regional MCI Team NLT 14 Oct Application portfolios sent to Welsh AFCP for 07 Oct 15.
7 19 – 23 Oct 15 Window for RDA. Board recommendations to be returned to Covenant Team NLT 23 Oct Application portfolios sent to Regional Board for 05 Oct 15 – forwarded onto Welsh AFCP’s for 7 Oct 2015 – Region board to sit 19 Oct, chaired by Comd 160 Inf Bde and HQ Wales.
8 19 Nov 15[1] Fund Panel Board sits
9 17 Dec 15 Small bid applications round two closing date
10 13 Jan 16 Large bid applications closing date The Fund Panel Board will take an initial view on large grant applications on 19 Nov and successful bids will be called forward for a more detailed submission for endorsement on 3 Mar 16.
11 11–29 Jan 16 Window for second Regional Boards.  Board recommendations to be returned to the Covenant Team NLT 29 Jan 16. Application portfolios sent to Regional Boards for 11 Jan 16.
12 03 Mar 16 Fund Panel Board sits

[1] It is recommended that Brigade MCIs do not notify projects of this date but instead explain to project managers that they are likely to be notified of the outcome of the Board on or around 26 Nov 15 and 10 Mar 16 – about a week after the Boards have sat.  This allows time for result letters to be prepared and will help prevent an influx of enquiries both to MCIs and the Covenant Team.

Veterans Wales

Click here to view the Veterans Wales website.

The primary aim of Veterans’ NHS Wales is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of veterans with a service related mental health problem

The secondary aim is to achieve this through the development of sustainable, accessible and effective services that meet the needs of veterans with mental health and wellbeing difficulties who live in Wales.


Click here to view the X-forces website 

Press Release

Legion campaign secures change to rules for Veterans with asbestos-related cancer 

The Royal British Legion 2016 Wales Manifesto

26/01/2016 Pics (C) Huw John, Cardiff. MANDATORY BYLINE - Huw John, Cardiff Royal British Legion Manifesto Launch, Senedd Cardiff e-mail: mail@huwjohn.com Web: www.huwjohn.com
click image to view manifesto.

Armed forces Events

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