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Ministry Of Defence funding available for local projects
2:01pm Friday 27th July 2012 in County Bulletin
Worcestershire County Council is encouraging members of the community to apply for funding to help support local projects which strengthen the ties and mutual understanding between members of the Armed Forces Community and the wider community in which they live.
The Ministry of Defence have allocated a £30 million fund nationally over a four year period (2011/12 to 2014/15) to financially support local projects.
These could include a public exhibition showing recent activity of the local armed forces unit, such as a tour of Afghanistan, or one-off activities such as an activity camp involving the armed
forces and young people, and a community outreach project which brings together veterans with their non-service equivalents to highlight what support is available in their local community.
Councillor Rob Adams, Worcestershire County Council Chairman and Chair of the Worcestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant Working Group said: "This funding is a very welcome step in helping to encourage new initiatives that build on the already strong foundation of work carried out by local government, charities and voluntary groups to support the Armed Forces and their families. I encourage anyone to apply for the funding and hope we are able to help as many projects as possible."
Individual applications for funding between £100 and £250,000 will be considered by The Ministry of Defence. Funding applications can be submitted by any part of the community such as volunteer groups, charities, and public bodies such as schools. Applications need to be submitted to the Worcestershire Armed Forces Community Covenant Working Group by no later than 5pm on November 2, 2012.
For more information visit the Worcestershire Partnership website at www.worcestershirepartnership.org.uk