What we do
East Anglia RFCA core business pillars are based around the three Defence outputs of Estates, Engagement and Cadets and Youth.
THE BEST PLACES TO TRAIN
We reinvested £225k of revenue from hiring out our buildings this year into refurbishments for Cadets and Reserves across the region.
Cadet Administrative Assistants (CAAs) for example are full-time employees of the RFCA and are embedded in the Army Cadet Force, responsible for all administration matters and logistics within his/her area.
Our Work Engaging with the community
We work closely with local communities to increase the profile of our Cadet and Reserve Units and help Local Authorities understand the needs of the Armed Forces Community.
Our Work Engaging with employers
We improve understanding of the Reserve Forces and Cadets contribution to the workforce and promote the Armed Forces Covenant as a means for employers to demonstrate their commitment to Defence People.
WE ADVISE EMPLOYERS WITH DEPLOYMENT QUERIES
We provide support for Defence People and employers on recruitment, retention, resettlement, rehabilitation, corporate business and operational objectives.
WE HELPED 29 EMPLOYERS ACHIEVE A MINISTRY OF DEFENCE AWARD THIS YEAR
Our Engagement staff and association members promote the Employer Recognition Scheme to over 3,000 employers, with over 275 employers holding a bronze, silver or gold award from the Ministry of Defence in East Anglia.
OVER 330 EMPLOYERS HAVE SIGNED THE ARMED FORCES COVENANT IN EAST ANGLIA
We encourage employers who recognise the benefit of supporting Defence, and want to publicly declare their support for Defence People, to sign the Armed Forces Covenant.
WE HOST NETWORKING EVENTS TO FOR EMPLOYERS
Our networking events, often held inside a military base, include guest speakers like reservists, CTP, and Forces Families Federations, so that employers can gain a better understanding of the Armed Forces Covenant and how they can partner with Defence.
On behalf of the Ministry of Defence, our main effort lies in maintaining fit-for-purpose sites for reservists to train in. The provision of training facilities is essential to the recruiting and retention effort.
Throughout the year we also provide funding grants for adventure training packages, parades and other activities in support of the Army and Royal Auxiliary Air Force units across the region.
Our Work with the Reserve Forces
WE OFFER GRANTS TO THE RESERVE FORCES
We supply grants for adventure training packages, parades, sports competitions fees and other activities.
WE PROVIDE THE BEST PLACES TO TRAIN
Our Estates team deliver highly cost effective maintenance and building solutions on the 14 Army Reserve Centres in East Anglia.
WE SECURE ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE ESTATE
We are funded to undertake statutory and mandatory testing and inspections, with a small fund for urgent reactive maintenance. We generate income from hiring agreements and other sources to invest in upgrades to the Army Reserve Centres.