The Armed Forces Covenant
What is the Covenant?
Those who serve in the Armed Forces, whether Regular or Reserve, those who have served in the past, and their families, should face no disadvantage compared to other citizens in the provision of public and commercial services. Special consideration is appropriate in some cases, especially for those who have given most such as the injured and the bereaved.
Statement of Expectation
This obligation involves the whole of society: it includes voluntary and charitable bodies, private organisations, and the actions of individuals in supporting the Armed Forces. Recognising those who have performed military duty unites the country and demonstrates the value of their contribution. This has no greater expression than in upholding this Covenant.
The MOD has put in place £10 million per annum (Covenant Fund) to help support the armed forces community. There are several priority areas for grant applications which vary year on year. These priorities are chosen to support the delivery of the Covenant and strengthen relationships between the armed forces community and the civilian community.
Your data will be processed by Flintshire County Council only for the specific purposes of responding to your enquiry to the Armed Forces Team. Under the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR), the lawful basis for processing this information is that we need it to perform a public task under the Armed Force Local Act 2021 and the Armed Forces (Covenant) Regulations 2022.
Flintshire County Council will not share your data with any other organisation without your consent.
Flintshire County Council will retain your data for 3 years from the date your enquiry is complete. If you feel that Flintshire County Council has mishandled your personal data at any time you can make a complaint to the Information Commissioner's Office by visiting their website www.ico.org.uk/concerns or by calling their helpline on 0303 123 1113.
For further information about how Flintshire County Council processes personal data and your rights please see our privacy notice on our website.