Grants available for projects commemorating 70th anniversary of end of Second World War next summer

March War Memorial. Picture: Steve Williams.

March War Memorial. Picture: Steve Williams. - Credit: Archant

Grants of up to £500 are available to help community groups set up projects to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War next summer.

The deadlines for applications for Cambridgeshire County Council’s Small Grants Fund are February 9 and March 9.

A Cambs County Council spokesman said: “It is an opportunity for communities and Cambridgeshire residents to come together to remember the wartime effort, celebrate peace, reminisce about the ‘unforgettable forties’ era and capture some of the celebratory mood of the time.

“Whether it be a community tea dance, the researching and sharing of stories of the time, a lindy hop event, raising morale through music or sport, a ‘make do and mend’ community craft project, creating a ‘Dig For Victory’ garden or giving your fete or festival a forties theme, we would like you to design and deliver activities within your community that motivate and encourage people to get involved.”

Application forms are available on request from

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