Harborough District Council has pledged its support to the Armed Forces, veterans and their families by signing a Community Covenant.
The agreement is part of a national Ministry of Defence scheme to help improve links between the military and civilians, and is a commitment to support the Armed Forces.
It also means Harborough organisations and the council will stand a better chance of securing grants for projects which help strengthen ties between the Armed Forces and community.
The council has appointed Cllr David Beaty as its an Armed Forces Champion, who will be a first point of contact for serving or ex-service personnel, and other charity or community group with service connections who may need local authority help.
Cllr Beaty said: “The council is committed to providing all the help we can to our forces and their families.
“The signing symbolises a promise to strengthen the bonds between both communities, raise awareness and provide practical support.”
Pictured are, from left, Leicestershire & Rutland Royal British Legion chairman David
Atterbury, council chief executive Anna Graves, council chairman Cllr Geraldine Robinson, Cllr Beaty, Commanding Officer of Melton’s Defence Animal Centre Lt Col Richard Pope and council leader Cllr Blake Pain.