The needs of forces families are being recognised through Government grants to organisations that support them.
More than £450,000 from Libor banking fines is to be shared by the Families Federations for the Army, the Royal Navy and the RAF.
The Army Families Federation has also received nearly £10,000 from the Covenant Grants fund to help Foreign and Commonwealth Army families dealing with domestic abuse.
Sara Baade, Chief Executive of the AFF
Funding from LIBOR fines on some of Britain’s banks has also been allocated to the services’ families federations. It will be used to help honour the promise of the Covenant not to put serving personnel, their families and veterans at a disadvantage.
The AFF works to change policy that is unfair - such as changing the policy on jobseeker’s allowance, or obtaining student loans.
Sara Baade, Chief Executive of the AFF
The challenge now is to work with the Government at a national and local level, along with businesses and communities, so that the promises of the Covenant are kept.
For more information, go to the families federations websites:
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