Hampshire Commemorates

Hampshire Commemorates: First World War & D-Day Grants

Pen-and-ink drawing of soldier writing by candle-light. 36A01/B5

In September 2013 Hampshire County Council launched the Hampshire Commemorates First World War & D-Day scheme to provide grants to groups and organisations encouraging and providing opportunities for individuals and communities in Hampshire to benefit from a project, activity or event to commemorate the Centenary of the First World War and/or the 70th Anniversary of D-Day.

The scheme was hugely successful with over 60 applications received and a total grant request of just under £85,000. 52 applications were approved and all available funding was allocated. See the press release for further information - County Council hands communities more than £48,000 to fund First World War and D Day commemorations for further information.

Other grants

The Armed Forces Community Covenant Grant Scheme has been set up to fund local projects which strengthen the ties or the mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live. Commemoration projects meeting at least one of the aims of the Community Covenant will be eligible to apply to this scheme.

The Heritage Lottery Fund offers a range of grants for First World War projects, including:

  • First World War: then and now - provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 for communities to mark the Centenary of the First World War.
  • Our Heritage – provides grants of £10,000 to £100,000 for any type of heritage project.
  • Young Roots – provides grants of £10,000 to £50,000 for projects led by young people.

The War Memorials Trust administers a range of grant schemes to help communities undertake projects to conserve or repair war memorials, including:

  • Small Grants Scheme – provides grants up to £2,500 for works to war memorials over 15 years old.
  • Grants for War Memorials – provides grants over £3,000 for works to free-standing war memorials with no other functional purpose than as a war memorial (i.e. not plaques or buildings).