Town and parish councils and community groups can apply for a share of grant funding from North Lincolnshire Council to help them celebrate VE Day in May 2020.
VE, or Victory in Europe Day, celebrates the unconditional surrender of Nazi German forces to the Allies on 8 May 1945. In 2020, the early May bank holiday will move from Monday 4 May to Friday 8 May to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
The council has committed £14,000 from its Community Grant Fund to help towns and villages celebrate the anniversary, with anything from small community events to large celebrations.
Andrew Percy MP added: “VE Day marks an historic moment in our country’s and the world’s history. I am pleased to see that the council is making this special fund available to help enable commemorative events to take place across the Isle and North Lincolshire to honour the incredible sacrifice men and women made during the Second World War.”
Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Our Community Grant Fund supports community groups, sports clubs, town and parish councils and individuals across our area, and we’re proud to be able to allocate specific funding for these groups to celebrate VE Day in 2020. Groups will be able to apply for grant funding for their event until 31 January 2020.”
For further information about the grant, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/grants, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the grants team on 01724 297257.
Photo - Andrew in Haxey with Cllr David Rose and Cllr Ron Allcock