To commemorate the centenary of World War One Richmond Council will provide £50k to help fund Civic Pride projects that support the authority’s four-year programme of remembrance.
The Civic Pride Fund is available to individuals or groups who want to organise a project or event to improve their local area and deliver more for their local communities. Grants of up to £5k are available to organisations and £1k for individuals. The Council distributes £100k per year to individuals and groups that apply for a Civic Pride grant.
The Civic Pride Fund is now open to projects that support the themes of the Council’s four year World War One commemoration programme. The themes include:
• Remembering local residents and their part in the war – those who fought and those who lost their lives; those who contributed to the war effort at home and the families that supported them. • Educating current and future generations about the war and the borough’s part in it. The creation of the ‘Richmond War Story’ will form an important addition to the historical archives of the borough and a lasting legacy from the programme.
Richmond Council Cabinet Member for Culture, Cllr Gareth Evans, said:
“The borough’s four-year programme of events that will commemorate World War One will enable local groups and individuals across the borough to help tell the story of Richmond’s very own World War One legacy. The Civic Pride funding will allow those interested in taking part in the Council’s commemoration programme to develop their own ideas and help the borough deliver a fitting tribute that we can all be proud of.”
More information and guidelines on how to apply to the Council’s Civic Pride Fund visit www.richmond.gov.uk/civic_pride_fund.
For more information on the Council’s World War One events visit http://www.visitrichmond.co.uk/
For more information please call the Council’s contact centre by phoning 020 8891 1411
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