06/11/19: WWII Commemoratory Grant Scheme launched in Breckland

Breckland Council has officially launched a WWII Commemoratory Grant Scheme, which will provides grants of up to £500 for community projects and celebratory events that will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of VE and VJ day, and 80th anniversaries of Dunkirk, and the Battle of Britain.

The scheme, which is part of a £30,000 grant set aside to support community events is open to Breckland registered charities, constituted community groups, Town and Parish councils, Schools providing community activity, Not for profit social enterprise, community interest companies and Church/ PCC for secular projects.

Earlier this year, central government announced that the Early May Bank Holiday will be moved to 8 May 2020 to enable a three-day weekend of commemorative events.

Cllr Mark Robinson, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Community, Leisure and Culture, commented: "Local groups will be able to apply for up to £500 each to help them hold events which commemorate the end of the war and remember those who fought and died. From street parties and tea dances, to educational talks or documentation projects , this is a unique opportunity to remember and celebrate those who offered the greatest sacrifice and suffered the greatest hardships to preserve the freedoms we enjoy today" Applications to the fund, which will be managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation, is January 31st. For further information and to download an application form visit https://breckland.gov.uk/community-funding

Last updated: 06/11/2019 12:03:16