The Government has launched the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant. It's aimed at businesses who want to show their support to the armed forces community by signing a Corporate Covenant and then they can tailor it to what they wish to pledge. They will then need to register with the Ministry of Defence Covenant team.
A corporate covenant is a written and publicised voluntary pledge from businesses and charitable organisations who wish to demonstrate their concrete support for the armed forces community.
Local support from business
Many local businesses have committed to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community.
View the covenants and special offers from businesses for Armed Forces families.
How to pledge your support
If you're an organisation or a business wishing to pledge support to the borough's Armed Forces Corporate Covenant or want to find out how you can contribute to its aims please contact us.
The corporate covenant helping business
Signing the corporate covenant can be good for your business as this quote from David Wacks, director of CRB Problems Ltd shows.
"After recently seeing Simon Weston at Rochdale Town Hall, we joined the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant to do our bit to help, and have already received an enquiry directly as a result of joining."
How the corporate covenant fit into the 'covenant family'
The corporate covenant has been designed to complement the armed forces covenant and sit alongside the community covenant. The armed forces covenant sets out the moral obligation of society towards members of the armed forces community and the community covenant provides a mechanism for local authorities and communities to express support for members of the armed forces community. The corporate covenant is designed to allow businesses and charitable organisations to express their support, and commit to ways in which they can provide that support.