Grants of up to £5,000 are available for events that are organised within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day on Saturday 27th June 2020 (20th June 2020 – 5th July 2020). To be eligible events must have “Armed Forces” in the title, be relevant to today’s serving armed forces, have free access to members of the armed forces family, and must not be centred around fundraising or recruitment.
Events can include for example:
- Picnic in the park
- Themed BBQ
- Knees up in your living room
- Street party
Grants can be used to pay for road closures, decorations, flags and banners, newspaper and radio advertisements, marshalling, security and first aid arrangements, insurance, PA and communications systems. The funding is being provided by the Ministry of Defence and offers a grant for Armed Forces Day events up to the value of £10,000, depending on the size and format of the event.
This grant is match-funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event.
For details on how to apply, events must first be registered on the Armed Forces Day website. The closing date for applications is the 27th March 2020.