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VE Day commemorations

May 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day – the official end of World War II in Europe.

The early May bank holiday will move from Monday 4 to Friday 8 May. Events will take place around the country on the three-day weekend, to commemorate everybody who contributed to the war effort.

Grants for events

Grants of up to £500 are available to help pay for events to celebrate the anniversary. Community groups, voluntary organisations and groups of local residents can apply.

Contact us for further information or to discuss your application. The deadline for applications is 20 April 2020.