10/01/2020: Deadline approaching to bid for a share of £30k WWII grant fund

Local groups and charities are being urged not to miss the deadline to bid for a share of £30k grant funding to help commemorate WWII. Breckland Council has made the funding available to help organisations hold events which mark the 75th anniversaries of VE and VJ day and 80th anniversaries of Dunkirk and the Battle of Britain. However, applications must be received by 31 January.

Groups can bid for grants of up to £500 to hold community projects and celebratory events such as street parties, community lunches, educational workshops or talks, documentation projects, memory sharing events, or art experiences in the community. The grant scheme is open to Breckland registered charities, constituted community groups, town and parish councils, schools providing community activity, not for profit social enterprises, community interest companies and church/ PCC for secular projects.

Cllr Mark Robinson, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Community, Leisure and Culture, commented: "Local groups can 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 bring communities together 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 is being managed by the Norfolk Community Foundation, must be received by January 31. For further information and to download an application form visit Community Funding

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.

Last updated: 19/06/2020 09:24:18