First World War legacy funding

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To commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War, North Ayrshire Council is inviting applicants who are planning on hosting a public event – or activities relating to the war – to apply for funding to assist with the project.

Financial assistance can be made available to organisers who can fulfil certain basic criteria as long as they are community based groups with a formal legal governance such as a constitution, memorandum of association or similar. They must also be a not for profit organisation.

In particular they are especially keen to encourage any community based events or activities which share or investigate the impact of the war on the local area – initiatives which encourage people to consider what life was like 100 years ago or, what impact the war had on the local area with regards to community spirit, families, industry, agriculture and diet, sport and leisure, travel and women’s role in society.

Three levels of awards can be made, £200, £500 and £1,500 depending on the size of the event. Applications which demonstrate or encourage participation for disadvantaged groups will also be viewed favourably.

Applications can be made online via the North Ayrshire Council website under the Community Funding heading or through the post by contacting North Ayrshire Heritage Centre, Saltcoats on 01294 464174 or Irvine Townhouse on 01294 310090.

Applications must be submitted by Tuesday July 31, and will be assessed as to how well the application meets the required criteria.  Awards will be allocated by the end of August.