Isle of Wight Council

Armed Forces Community Covenant

Armed Forces Covenant

We recognise the contribution and sacrifice made by members of the armed forces community.

The short film 60 second Covenant provides an overview of the Covenant and its importance.

In 2017 Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Gosport and Southampton councils came together to adopt a partnership. The aim of this partnership is to:

  • raise awareness of the support given by local authorities
  • understand the needs of the local veteran population as well as serving personnel during transition to civilian life
  • evaluate the impact of these initiatives

Help and support

Help is available for members of the armed forces community. The support is provided in areas including:

  • education and family well-being
  • having a home
  • starting a new career
  • access to healthcare

Find out about Isle of Wight Council job vacancies

For more information send us a message.

The Isle of Wight Civil Military Partnership

The Armed Forces Community Covenant is run by the Isle of Wight Civil Military Partnership. The Armed Forces Community Covenant for the Isle of Wight was originally signed on 24 June 2013 and was resigned on the 14th of June 2022, following the Falkland's 40 commemorations.

The covenant has been renewed annually at a civic ceremony marking Armed Forces Day.

The covenant is a pledge made between the Island’s civilian community and the armed forces. The aims are as follows:

  • develop a better understanding between the civilian and armed forces community
  • tackle any disadvantages arising from service

The Civil Military Partnership brings together the armed forces, local armed forces groups, the voluntary sector and public bodies.

View a copy of the Terms of Reference for the Isle of Wight Civil Military partnership.

Find more guidance and support about the Armed Force Covenant from the government website.

Show your support

Over 2000 businesses nationally have pledged their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a business or organisation you can find out more and sign up to the covenant.