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Cabinet Decision: 12th October 2017
Title of Item/Report
Armed Forces Covenant
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that gave an update on the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

The report provided a review of the Council's commitment to its Armed Forces Community Covenant (AFCC) and sought authority to develop an Action Plan in consultation with all service areas of the Council to ensure that the Council's commitment to the Covenant was up to date and fit for purpose.

Members were also invited to consider approval in principle for a proposed Tees Valley Armed Forces Forum (TVAFF) Joint Funding bid to the Armed Forces Covenant Local Grants Fund to provide a full time outreach worker working across the Tees Valley improving and co-ordinating awareness and effective delivery of the pillars of the AF Covenant within the sub region.

RESOLVED that:

1. The local Armed Forces Community Covenant be brought up to date and made fit for purpose by implementing the proposals from the review of the existing covenant document (outlined at paragraphs 6-11 of the report);

2. The proposed consultation on the draft Stockton on Tees Action Plan be implemented in consultation with all service areas of the Council (outlined at paragraph 11 of the report);

3. The development of a joint funding bid by the Tees Valley Armed Forces Forum to the AF Covenant Fund be supported, which would include each Council committing to invest a sum of money (approx. 5K year each) into the project beyond the funding period - on the basis that the sums saved through the project outweigh the investment.
Reasons for the Decision
There is a need to review the Council's commitment to its Armed Forces Community Covenant (AFCC).

To consider participation within a joint funding bid by the Tees Valley Armed Forces Forum to the AF Covenant Fund.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 20 October 2017
Attachment

Date of Publication: 16 October 2017


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