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The Ministry of Defence (MoD) provides funding each year to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event to show support for the UK's servicemen and women, past and present.
Armed Forces Day has been marked annually since 2009 with events large and small throughout the UK.
Local councils, voluntary and community organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals in the UK are eligible to apply.
A maximum grant of £10,000 is available per application, provided that MOD funding accounts for no more than 50% of the total cost.
In the past grants have ranged from a few hundred pounds for a street party to thousands of pounds for larger events.
The 2020 event should:
Be held within two weeks of the Armed Forces Day, including the weekends (the 2020 Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday 27 June 2020). The two weeks would run from Saturday 20 June to Sunday 5 July 2020.
Have 'Armed Forces' in the event title.
Be relevant to today's serving Armed Forces.
Have free access to members of the 'Armed Forces Family'.
Not be centred around fundraising or recruitment.
The deadline for applications is 1 March 2020.
Applications for event funding and registration will be accepted from 4 November 2019 until 1 March 2020.
The first step in the application process is to register the event on the Armed Forces Day website
Once groups have registered their event, they will receive a confirmation email within three working days. This email contains a link to submit an application for funding.
Armed Forces Day
For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:
Armed Forces Day Team
Ministry of Defence
Tel: 020 7807 0970
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