Monday, 24 February 2020

VE Day 75th Anniversary Celebration and Community Fund

Hi, please see the letter below from the council saying there is a pot of money to be applied for if we want to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE day. We did mention this at the last meeting however nobody has shown any interest in it. Please let me know if anybody is interested in Bielby celebrating this and if we want to try to get some funding. Cheers Paul
Dear Parish or Town Clerk 
East Riding of Yorkshire Council VE Day 75th Anniversary Community Fund 
We are pleased to announce that East Riding of Yorkshire Council is establishing a new small grant fund (approximately £20,000) to support communities across the East Riding which are planning to hold commemorative events up to and around the 8/9/10 May 2020. 
All Parish and Town Councils in the East Riding are eligible to apply for the community fund. Parish and Town Councils may also submit their application in partnership with other groups or organisations as long as the Parish and Town Council is the lead applicant. 
The fund will be available to help with the costs of appropriate related activities (e.g. community events, street decorations, themed artwork). Applicants can apply for a maximum of £500 and a minimum of £100 per project. Successful projects must be directly related to the VE Day 75th Anniversary and demonstrate community benefit and/or community input. 
The fund is due to open for applications on 28 February 2020. There will be a short application form available online from that date, and further details of the fund criteria and the application process are available at: www.eastriding.gov.uk/VE75fund 
Applications will be assessed and awarded on a rolling basis and applicants will be advised of the Council’s funding decision by email as quickly as possible. The final application deadline will be at noon on Monday 27 April 2020, subject to sufficient grant funds remaining. 
We trust this new grant fund will be of interest to your Parish or Town Council, and if you have any queries in the meantime please do not hesitate to contact the Fund Administrator by email at: rural@eastriding.gov.uk
More information regarding the VE Day 75th Anniversary can be found at: https://www.veday75.org/ 
Yours faithfully
Councillor Richard Burton Caroline Lacey Leader of the Council Chief Executive 

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