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Covenant for Business

What is the Covenant for Business?

The Covenant for Business is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the Armed Forces community. Read the Covenant Report 2016  

What does it include?

Each organisation will be encouraged to offer support in a way most appropriate to their situation and capacity, with the pledge document including a 'menu' of options for them to sign up to. This menu covers employment support for veterans, reservists, service spouses and partners, as well as support for cadet units, Armed Forces Day, and discounts for the Armed Forces community.

There is also an opportunity for companies and charitable organisations to add their own commitments based on local circumstances.

Who can sign one?

We are extremely keen to hear from businesses and charitable organisations, of all sizes and from all sectors, who wish to participate in the Armed Forces Covenant Scheme.  They should contact: Kristina Carrington, Regional Employer Engagement Director ea-empsp@rfca.mod.uk  to discuss this further.

We have a number of businesses and partner organisations who have already signed up but we'd like more to make the pledge. 

To view the pledges they've made, and find out which other businesses have signed the Armed Forces Covenant, visit the national website.

How can my organisation sign one?

We are extremely keen to hear from businesses and charitable organisations, of all sizes and from all sectors, who wish to participate in the Armed Forces Covenant Scheme. Email us to arrange a meeting between your organisation and the Armed Forces to discuss how to decide which commitments to take forward.

In the meantime please look at  the Armed Forces Covenant Template and Guidance Notes

Alternatively, you can register directly with the National Covenant team by emailing covenant-mailbox@mod.uk

How can we offer a discount to members of the Armed Forces community?

The Defence Discount Service is the only official discount service for the Armed Forces.  It is free for businesses to appear on their website and offer members of the Armed Forces community a discount.

If your business would like to thank you to our armed forces community by signing up to the Defence Discount Service, please register with Defence Discount Service  or by emailing corporate@defencediscountservice.co.uk.

If you are serving and reserve Armed Forces, spouses/partners, veterans, MOD civil servants, war/service widow(er)s, bereaved family members, cadet forces and NATO personnel you will be eligible for a Defence Privilege Card. Visit the Defence Discount Service to find out how you can start saving now on high street and online purchases.