Foundation Signs Armed Forces Covenant

Iain Gray, Chairperson of Hibernian Community Foundation signed the Armed Forces Covenant at the recent Ross County game acknowledging that the Foundation understands those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, and their families should be treated with respect in the communities, economy and society they serve with their lives.

In doing so the Foundation will endeavour in our business dealings to uphold the key principles of the Armed Forces Covenant which are: 

  • No member of the Armed Forces Community should face disadvantage in the provision of public and commercial services compared to any other citizen
  • In some circumstances special treatment may be appropriate especially for the injured or bereaved

    Hibernian Community Foundation recognises the value serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. We will seek to uphold the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant by: 
  • Promoting the fact we are an armed forces-friendly organisation
  • Seeking to support the employment of veterans young and old working with the Care Transition Partnership in order to establish a tailored employment pathway for Service Leavers
  • Striving to support the employment of reservists, armed forces veterans (included the wounded, injured and sick), cadet instructors and Service spouses and partners 
  • Endeavouring to offer a degree of flexibility in granting leave for Service spouses and partners before, during and after a partner’s deployment 
  • Seeking to support our employees who choose to be members of the Reserve forces, by granting an additional 10 days paid leave to undergo their training 
  • Offering support to our local cadet units, either in our local community or in local schools where possible 
  • Offering complimentary Coach Education course places for serving personnel/Reservists involved in coaching their community club and/or military youth football clubs 
  • Dedicating a home fixture to Armed Forces Day 
  • Dedicating the home fixture closest to Remembrance Sunday as our Remembrance fixture