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Alan White
County Councillor Alan White

Funding now available to support Staffordshire’s armed forces communities

Organisations from across Staffordshire are being invited to apply for funding to help support their local Armed Forces Communities.

A new round of the £10 million annual fund available through the Ministry of Defence’s Armed Forces Covenant opens on 23 September 2016.

The funding offers financial support to organisations and projects to help integrate Armed Forces and civilian communities across the UK and deliver valuable local services to the Armed Forces Community.

Now Staffordshire County Council is supporting groups with their applications.

Cllr Alan White is the County Council’s Armed Forces Champion and a former serving member himself.  Alan said:

Staffordshire has a long and proud military heritage, which continues to this day with the Defence Medical Services in Lichfield and the Royal Signals in Stafford, as well as a large number of reserve units and cadets.

“We want to be able to support our local armed forces, those serving, veterans, cadets and their families to be more involved in local community’s activities. Most organisations are eligible and lots of different services and projects are being considered for funding, so I would encourage groups to make an application.”

For further information on the funding visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covenant-fund-guidance-on-how-to-apply or contact Amanda Dawson-Blower at Staffordshire County Council at: amanda.dawson-blower@staffordshire.gov.uk

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