Charnwood Borough Council has received the Bronze award from the Armed Forces Covenant Employer Scheme (ERS) for its support of the armed forces within the borough.
The scheme encourages employers to support defence and inspires others to do the same.
The award recognises how the council has pledged its support to those and their families in the armed forces in Charnwood, by signing the Armed Forces Covenant.
The council became a part of the Armed Forces Covenant in 2014, which offers support and advice on topics such as welfare, employment, education and housing to those in the armed forces.
They also now employ an Armed Forces Community Covenant Worker which has also contributed to winning the Bronze Award.
The Covenant Worker is in partnership with Melton and Rushcliffe Borough Councils to help develop the Covenant and ensure that military personnel do not face any disadvantage as a result of their service.
Armed Forces champion at the council, Councillor Hilary Fryer, said:
“We’re very proud to have received the bronze award for our support of the armed forces.
“The Council recognises the sacrifices made by our armed forces men and women, and their families, and we’re very pleased that we can offer them our support,” she added.