Carmarthenshire Armed Forces Community Covenant

Carmarthenshire Armed Forces Community Covenant

If you are a member of the armed forces (Regular or Reserve), a veteran, family member or widow(er), Carmarthenshire County Council and partners are committed to providing easy access to the support and entitlements you are entitled to.

 

How can I find the help I need?

There are a wide range of services specifically designed for the armed forces community available from the public sector, the voluntary and third sector but it can often be difficult to find the best organisations to help.

To make things easier and more user friendly for you, use our Armed Forces Service Library to find organisations nationally and locally who will be able to assist and provide advice.

Contact Carmarthenshire Direct on 01267 234567
Speak to one of our knowledgeable staff who can deal with all of your enquiries.

Message from Carmarthenshire County Council's Armed Forces Champion

Welsh Government Package of Support for the Armed Forces
Community in Wales

Heritage Lottery Fund
can provide funding to help groups, communities
and organisations mark the Centenary by exploring,
conserving and sharing the heritage of the First World War,
from memorials, buildings and sites, to photographs, letters and literature.

Silhouette

Armed Forces Service Library

Community

Carmarthenshire Association of Voluntary Services (CAVS) is the County Voluntary Council for Carmarthenshire. CAVS is an independent charity which provides specialist support, advice, and information to voluntary and community groups.

CAVS Volunteer Centre supports voluntary work, aims to raise standards for volunteers and promotes good practice, helping groups to develop policies. The centre matches local volunteering opportunities with prospective volunteers, and provides training for volunteers and volunteer managers.

Phone: 01267 245555, email info@cavs.org.uk, website www.cavs.org.uk

Education & Training

Un Sir Gar

  • Experienced advisors are waiting to take your call and discuss your options.
  • Your options may include training, job opportunities, change of career or voluntary work.

Please click on the link below:

www.onecarmarthenshire.co.uk/

Welsh language courses - Weekly sessions or more intensive courses are available. For more information and guidance please contact Sian Merlys on 01558 822729 WelshforAdults@carmarthenshire.gov.uk.

A range of Community Education Courses are available. For further information please contact Adrienne Bedington on 01554 744355 or visit their website.

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David is a committed partner in two Armed Forces Community Covenants.  Click on the link to find out more about how we support service personnel and their families:

http://www.trinitysaintdavid.ac.uk/en/mature/armedforces/

SORTED! comprises of seven well established charities, which provide a wide range of employment related services and support for the Forces community (including spouses/partners and dependents) to find and stay in work. These services have now been integrated into seamless employability support and guidance.

Employment

Are You an Employer?

Here are details of a Jobcentre Plus initiative to help veterans back into employment for more information, please contact your local jobcentre.

Are You Unemployed and Looking for Work?

Jobcentre Plus can help you prepare for, find and stay in work, including:

You may also be able to keep getting some benefits once you start working.

Support for Disabled People

Speak to a Disability Employment Adviser (DEA) at your local Jobcentre Plus. They can help you find a job or gain new skills, and tell you about specific programmes to help you back into work.

Housing

If you need any advice in relation to Housing please contact our Housing Options and Advice Team.

Contacts can be found on the following link.
http://www.carmarthenshire.gov.uk/english/housing/pages/home.aspx

Wellbeing

NHS Direct

Directory of Mental Health Services Carmarthenshire and National organisations

Prism
Visit Prism website for information on its substance misuse treatment and support services available in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire.
http://www.prism-online.org.uk/
 

Ex- service personnel - Help and Support
www.veteranswales.co.uk

Joined up Linking

http://www.aff.org.uk/

http://www.nff.org.uk/

http://www.raf-families-federation.org.uk/

Leisure

If you are in the Armed forces or you are an Armed forces Veteran you are eligible for discounted use of Leisure Centres and Swimming pools in Carmarthenshire. For further information, please click on the link below.

Leisure Saver Card

Other advice and Information

Armed Forces Covenant

Please click here to view some of the photographs taken from the Community Covenant Signing Day - 25th January 2013.


Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme

The aim of the Community Covenant Grant Scheme is to financially support projects, at the local level, which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.

The Grant Scheme will consider applications for projects that deliver tangible results and meet the overall aims of the Community Covenant Scheme.  An application for funding can be submitted by any part of the community, this might include volunteer groups, charities, public bodies such as schools and so on.

Further guidance can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-community-covenant-grant-scheme

Community Covenant Guidance Notes

Carmarthenshire Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant –  Scoring Assessment Sheet.

Please contact the Community Funding Bureau for further information on 01269 590216.

Download an application form

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/armed-forces-community-covenant-grant-scheme


Submission of Applications to the Council

All fully completed and signed applications should be sent to Community Bureau by the deadline below.

Carmarthenshire County Council Community Bureau:
Carmarthenshire County Council
Park Amanwy Business Resource Centre
New Road
Ammanford
SA18 3EP
Tel: 01269 590216

Deadlines for submission of application to the Council:

  • 25th October 2013
  • 21st March 2014
  • 1st August 2014
  • 6th November 2014

Grant Panel Meeting

  • 18th November 2013
  • 18th April 2014
  • 5th September 2014
  • 4th December 2014

Following the grants panel, you will be informed of the panel’s decision. If the Panel support your application, it will then need to be sent to the MOD for their final consideration. Details of the MOD panel dates can be found on the following link: https://www.gov.uk/community-covenant-grant-scheme

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