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What is the Bracknell Forest Community Covenant?

The Bracknell Forest Community Covenant is an agreement between the council, our partner organisations and the local Armed Forces community based at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst.

The aim of the covenant is to support the service community living in the borough whilst also remembering and recognising the sacrifices they have made. This includes supporting in-Service and ex-Service personnel, their families and widow(er)s.

The covenant was originally signed in December 2011 by the council and our partners including:

  • The Armed Forces Charities
  • Thames Valley Police
  • Sandhurst Town Council
  • Involve (formerly Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action)
  • Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service
  • Bracknell & Ascot Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Bracknell & Wokingham College
  • The Army Welfare Service

It has now been extended to include a commitment from Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust as well as the existing commitments from Bracknell Forest Council, Bracknell Forest Partnership and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

Through the covenant local communities are encouraged to get involved in activities which help to integrate the service community into local life and also help and support the wider community through participation in events and joint projects.

The covenant also aims to raise public understanding and awareness of issues affecting the armed forces community and to support the integration of service leavers within the borough.

The setting up and extending of the Bracknell Forest Community Covenant means that access is now available to the Community Covenant Grant Scheme.

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