Communities to be offered grants to commemorate First World War

Just Regional
Mar 31, 2014 2 mins read

In the year that marks the centenary of World War One, communities across Norfolk are to be given funding to commemorate the millions of lives that were lost.

The Norfolk Armed Forces Community Covenant Board is giving £10,000 to help support non profit groups in the county.

This will be a fund administered by the Norfolk Community Foundation and will allow communities across Norfolk to apply for up to £500 at a time to commemorate World War One.

Any non-profit group is able to apply, including constituted voluntary and community groups, Parish and Town Councils, charities, churches, social enterprises, Community Interest Companies and schools.

The Fund is able to consider a wide range of projects, which may include community events and projects, educational activities, new memorials and the refurbishment of existing memorials.

Tony Tomkinson, Norfolk’s Armed Forces Commissioner said:

“During this commemoration period it is important we all work together to honour those who served and to remember those who died in World War One.

“This project vitally ensures that those who lost their lives in the war will never be forgotten and will remain a legacy amongst our communities.”

Graham Tuttle Chief Executive of the Norfolk Community Foundation said:

“We would like to encourage all members of the community to get involved and take advantage of this fantastic input of funding. We would particularly like to welcome projects which aim to involve the whole community so that together we can conserve and share local heritage of World War One.”

Applications can be sent in from Monday 31 March with a deadline for applications of 2 May. Decisions will be made in June. Please visit http://www.norfolkfoundation.com/Norfolk-WW1-Fund.htm for an application form.


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