Grants to help communities commemorate WW1

Private Greswicke Franklin, of Market Street in Chipping Norton. He died in France in 1917, aged 19. (Photo courtesy of Chipping Norton Museum of Local History)

Private Greswicke Franklin, of Market Street in Chipping Norton. He died in France in 1917, aged 19. (Photo courtesy of Chipping Norton Museum of Local History)

A grant scheme that supports the development of arts and heritage opportunities in West Oxfordshire is being widened this year to help communities commemorate the First World War.

2014 marks 100 years since the start of the First World War, and West Oxfordshire District Council is encouraging local communities to apply for grants up to £500 to help with commemorative projects.

Community groups and organisations are being invited to contact the District Council with their ideas, which may include projects such as tree planting, floral displays, plaques or benches.

Funding is being made available from the Council’s Community Activities Grants scheme. Groups and organisations can also bid for up to £500 to help with projects to develop arts or heritage opportunities, unrelated to the First World War, that will benefit local residents and visitors to West Oxfordshire.

Cllr Richard Langridge, Cabinet Member for Communities, said:

“We are making a special exception this year to offer financial support to local communities who want to do something to mark this significant milestone in world history.

“The Council is proud to support local communities in this way and we look forward to receiving ideas and seeing the projects come to fruition.”

The deadline for grant applications is Wednesday 23 April.

Application forms can be downloaded via www.westoxon.gov.uk/communities. Further information is also available by calling 01993 861080.

 

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