Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service has been recognised for its commitment to supporting armed forces personnel and their families.

LCVS has earned the Bronze Award in the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which recognises employers that align their values with the Armed Forces Covenant and actively support those who have worked in defence of the country.

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise by the nation ensuring that those who serve or have served in the armed forces, and their families, are treated fairly.  

LCVS has pledged its support and hopes this award will inspire others to do the same.  

In practice this means being open to employing reservists, armed forces veterans (including those who are wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and military spouses/partners, and supportive of employees and volunteers who have Armed Forces connections.

David Fannin, chief executive of Lincolnshire Community Voluntary Service said: “We are very proud to have received the bronze award and are committed to doing whatever we can to support armed forces personnel and their families in our own workplace and promoting the value of what they have to offer to all the organisations we work with.”