Armed Forces Day: Event Funding

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Armed Forces Day returns to the borough

Grant applications open 1 November and close on 1 March. Invoices must subsequently be submitted by 1 November of the following year.

The Ministry of Defence offers a grant for Armed Forces Day events up to the value of £10,000, depending on the size and format of the event. This grant is match-funded and can cover up to half the total cost of the event. For example, If the total cost of the event is £10,000 and you raise £5,000, the grant could cover up to £5,000.

To apply for this grant, you must first register your event on the Armed Forces Day website.

Ministry of Defence funding cannot be used to pay for:

  • hospitality, including food, drinks and accommodation
  • military assets, including displays, equipment or military vehicles
  • entertainment, such as bands or musicians, films or other entertainment military or otherwise
  • transport for guests or organisers to or from the event
  • VAT

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