Midlothian signs up to support Armed Forces

Midlothian Council HQ, Dalkeith, signing of armed forces covenant.''Colonel Philip Bates (Commander Edinburgh Garrison) signs the covenant with Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery
Midlothian Council HQ, Dalkeith, signing of armed forces covenant.''Colonel Philip Bates (Commander Edinburgh Garrison) signs the covenant with Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery

Midlothian has signed its first Armed Forces Community Covenant – which brings a chance for local projects to bid for UK-wide funding of £30million.

Through a grant scheme attached to the covenant, applications are invited for sums from £100 to £250,000. The only caveat is that eligible projects must strengthen the ties or mutual understanding between the Armed Forces community and the wider community.

The covenant, which was signed by Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery, along with members of the county’s business, community and third sectors, aims to bring organisations together and encourages support for the Armed Forces community, working and residing in Midlothian.

Read full story in the January 19 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.