May deadline for WWI centenary grant fund

The Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk’s ‘Commemorating World War I’ fund is now open for applications.

A fund of £4,000 has been made available so community and voluntary groups can apply for up to £250 to fund their project to mark the centenary of the end of World War I. Any non-profit group can apply, including parish and town councils, charities, churches, social enterprises/Community Interest Companies, and schools. 

Applications can be made for funding for a range of projects, which could include: 
 - Community events and projects 
 - Educational activities 
 - New memorials 
 - Refurbishment of existing memorials 

The deadline for applications to the fund is Friday 11 May 2018. Decisions about applications will be made in June, and there will be only one funding round. 

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, deputy leader and cabinet member for Culture, Heritage and Health, said: “We’ve decided that, this year, the special ‘themed’ fund that is part of our Financial Assistance Scheme every year will be used to support projects that commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I. We’re keen to consider as many projects as possible, so I’d encourage any community group planning to mark the centenary to make an application. Grants can be used to support capital and revenue costs, and projects don’t have to be completed within twelve months.” 

The grant fund is part of a whole programme of events and activities that the borough council is organising or supporting to mark the centenary of WWI, details of which will be released shortly. 

Norfolk Community Foundation are administering the fund on behalf of the borough council. An application form can be downloaded from www.norfolkfoundation.com. Any enquiries about the fund can be made by emailing grants@norfolkfoundation.com or by calling 01603 623958.