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VE Day 75th Anniversary

We have £30,000 funding to support community events to mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. This grant is available to voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and town and parish councils. Read on for more details of how to apply.

Once local events are announced we will also add them to this page, so please do check back nearer the time to find out what is happening near you.

Grant for VE day events

We are inviting VCSE organisations and town and parish councils, to apply for funding for VE day events.

These grants can be applied for to fund for example:

  • publicity costs
  • PA hire
  • insurance
  • marshalling
  • entertaining

This list illustrates items that may be considered, however it is not exhaustive and is an example of what can be applied for.

The total amount of budget available for this grant is £30,000 and there is no prescribed maximum or minimum amount that can be applied for.

Projects must take place between Friday 8 and Sunday 10 May 2020. For street closures an application form will be required to be completed, and we are not charging for road closures as this is an event of national significance.  You can apply for a road closure as part of the grant application form.

The deadline for applications is noon on 05 March 2020. The decision on allocating funding will be taken by the Leader of the Council, Applicants will be notified from the beginning of April.

For an application form and guidance contact our Grants Team on 01454 865865 or email

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