COMMUNITY EVENTS TO COMMEMORATE THE GREAT WAR
The next round of funding for Nottinghamshire County Council’s Community Commemoration Fund is now underway.
Towns and villages across the county can claim up to £300 to help them commemorate the Great War in their local area.
Among the community events already held include a multi-media presentation telling the story of the Great War through song and poetry, a photographic exhibition, trips to the Imperial War Museum and the Cenotaph, an evening of letter readings from the frontline and schools working closely with local history societies to look at the effect of the War on local people.
Armed Forces Champion of Nottinghamshire County Council Keith Girling said:
“It is important that people never forget the sacrifices and bravery displayed by so many men and women from Nottinghamshire, particularly the 14,000 who lost their lives as a result of the Great War.“
“One of the main aims of the fund is that activities will bring communities together and highlight the social and economic change of the times.”
Applications are welcomed from historical societies, parish councils, schools, uniformed groups such as cadets, scouts and guides, youth clubs, church groups and art societies. All applications must be supported by the group’s county councillor.
Among the activities eligible for funding are:
- Theatre productions
- Educational visits to a UK based exhibition, museum or memorial
- Film shows/concerts
- Local art exhibitions
- War memorial research and restoration
- Talks and demonstrations
- Poetry competitions
- Women at War
- Beacon of Light event
Groups can apply for funding by completing an on-line application form from http://notts.cc/communitycommemorationfund
closing date for applications is Friday, 13 July 2018.
This round of applications will cover events and activities taking place between 1 August 2018 and 11 November 2018.