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Published: Monday, 3rd February 2020

Friday 8 May 2020 is the 75th Anniversary of VE Day.

This day has been designated as a Bank Holiday for the nation to remember the service and sacrifice made by so many during World War Two and pay tribute to those who have served and continue to serve in the Armed Forces.

Funding has been made available in Warwick District to help community groups and organisations to mark the anniversary with special events or projects.

Small grants are available in each of the seven Community Forum areas for initiatives which have a focus on Commemoration, Celebration and Remembrance.

The Community Forums areas are: Kenilworth; North Leamington, South Leamington, Warwick Town, Warwick Rural East, Warwick Rural West and Whitnash. 

The Chairman of Warwick District Council and Armed Forces Covenant Champion Councillor George Illingworth commented;

“This is a significant anniversary, and it is important that as a District we join together not only to celebrate, but also to remember the sacrifice made by so many to provide the safe country in which we live. We very much hope that this funding will provide an incentive for community groups and other organisations to come forward with their ideas for a fitting commemoration.”

The deadline for applications is Friday 6 March. Apply

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