This is a significant community, illustrated by the 700+ responses received from an initial survey to test peoples experiences and issues.
Our scheme is a win, win situation for both consumers and local businesses, recognising the district's significant military community, giving thanks for their service by offering a scheme which benefits local businesses, helping to sustain our struggling town centres and bring them new customers. Additionally the discount card scheme reflects community integration and networks, encouraging serving personnel and veterans to trade locally, utilise independent businesses and spend time in our local towns rather than heading off to larger shopping malls and cities.
The discount card allows veterans and the Armed Forces Community to enjoy a card that allows them to receive discounts on services and goods.What businesses can I receive discount in?
The South Kesteven Armed Forces Discount Scheme has been set up to support our local military community; serving personnel, reservists, veterans and war widows who live in the district.
If you have a visual impairment you can make an assisted application by calling 01476 406080.
To apply for a card, please ensure you have a copy of one of the following documents:
- Military ID card
- Defence discount service card
- Certificate of service
- Discharge papers
- Pension statement
Our online application form currently only works on a desktop device (PC or Laptop)
In order to apply for the discount, you will require a South Kesteven account. If you do not have one you will be prompted when you start the application form. Once you have created your account, you can return to this page and begin the card application form.Apply for a discount card
Business looking to get involved?
We're looking for local businesses of all types to join the scheme and show their support by offering a discount / special offer on goods and services to engage with our Armed Forces community.
Local businesses should get in touch to express an interest in joining the scheme. All we need from you is your business name, business sector, contact details and a description of the discount or incentive you're willing to offer. You might want to offer a simple % discount or utilise the scheme to drive footfall / trade at quiet times e.g. an eatery might consider the offer as a special for children, an evening buy-one-get-one-free or free desserts etc. The choice is yours!
Another type of business might look to promote an offer which is being launched or could do with an extra push. Remember that these could well be new customers for you so a bit of creativity will really pay off and build loyalty with customers from the armed forces community.
How it works: All we need is for you to register as a business on our website and then apply to participate in our scheme. Please click the link below.Sign up as a business
Participating businesses will receive a welcome pack to include digital design materials to use for both physical and digital promotion to show they're involved. Plastic membership cards will be issued to eligible residents for them to present when making a purchase, at which point the agreed discount will be applied.
Thank you to the many local businesses and traders who have already signed up to join the South Kesteven Armed Forces Discount Scheme.
If you have any questions about the scheme or would like to contact us directly, please email: AFDS@southkesteven.gov.uk or call: 01476 406080
General Data Protection Regulation
South Kesteven District Council is the data controller for the personal information you may provide. You can contact us by phone on 01476 406080,via email to DPO@southkesteven.gov.uk or by writing to us at Data Protection, Council Offices, St Peters Hill, Grantham, NG31 6PZ
Your information will be used so that we can administer your armed forces discount scheme membership and provide Armed Forces Covenant related information.
Your personal data may be shared with other teams within the council in order to provide a service to you, to ensure our records are kept up to date or otherwise where we are required to do so under other legislation. We may also share it with other local authorities, civil enforcement agents and other organisations to make sure that your information is accurate; to prevent or detect crime and to pursue debtors to protect public funds. We may share the data with third parties if we are required by law to do so, this may include the Police or Government Agencies. We will not sell your data or use it for marketing purposes without your consent.
We will keep your data for seven years. This is in accordance with current legislation.
You have the following rights under the GDPR. Please note not all of these rights apply to all processing. Further details on each right can be found on our website (https://www.southkesteven.gov.uk/GDPR)
- The right to be informed.
- The right of access.
- The right to rectification
- The right to erasure
- The right to restrict processing
- The right to data portability
- The right to object
- Rights related to automated decision making, including profiling'