District Councils make grants available for VE day events to mark 75th anniversary of WW2 end

Our local district councils have made grants avaliable for town and parish councils to support events which will mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 1:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 1:29 pm
Winston Churchill waves to crowds in Whitehall in London as they celebrate VE Day, 8 May 1945

To recognise the landmark 75th anniversary year, Aylesbury, Chiltern and South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils are launching various small grant schemes for town and parish councils and constituted community groups, to support activities taking place to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

In Aylesbury, applicants can apply for funding of up to £150 per project for local events to mark VE Day.

These could be local events such as street parties, memorial services or musical performances.

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The events must take place on Friday 8 May, Saturday 9 May or Sunday 10 May 2020 for VE Day in order to be eligible for funding.

Cllr Peter Strachan, Cabinet Member and Armed Forces Champion said: “Aylesbury Vale District Council is pleased to be able to offer small grants to help support communities to mark this significant anniversary.

"I hope that local events will both celebrate Victory in Europe and also honour all those that fought so bravely in the conflict, many of whom lost their lives fighting for their country and the freedoms we enjoy today.”

To apply for a grant, please complete the short online application form below by no later than Friday 28 February 2020.

Decisions as to which applications will receive funding will be made during the week commencing 2 March 2020.

You can apply by clicking here. For further information, please contact the Grants Officer, Jan Roffe at: [email protected]