Ministry of Defence: Armed Forces Day – Deadline: 30th April 2019

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is offering funding for community celebration events and activities taking place on or around Saturday 29th June 2019 - Armed Forces Day 2019.

Grants of up to £10,000 to cover up to 50% of the costs involved in running and event may be awarded. Local councils, community organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals in the UK are eligible to apply for events that: 

Are held on or within the weeks around Saturday 29th June 2019 

Have ‘Armed Forces’ in the event title 

Are relevant to today’s serving Armed Forces 

Have free access to members of the ‘Armed Forces Family’ – Serving personnel, Veterans, Cadets and their Families (though charges may be made for parking, programs etc.) 

Are not centered around Fundraising or Recruitment

The Armed Forces Day website provides ideas, inspiration and resources including posters and decoration ideas; there is a dedicated resource page for schools that includes assembly kits.

The deadline for submitting applications is Monday 30th April 2019.

Event organisers should in the first instance register their event on the Armed Forces Day website.

Events already being planned can be viewed here and include: Mansfield — 30th June 2019: ‘Thanks & Fun’ a fun day with a party atmosphere in Tribute to the Armed Forces. Lauder — 29th June 2019:

Armed Forces in Lauder including a Small Vehicle Display and maybe a Parade. For details on how to apply, first register your event. More information at:

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