Wednesday, January 15, 2020

BRIGG CAN APPLY FOR SHARE OF £14K TO CELEBRATE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY


Grant applications from from Brigg and district are being invited for a £14,000 cash pot to celebrate one of the most important moments in 20th century history.
North Lincolnshire Council has announced £14,000 worth of grant funding now being made available so communities can mark VE Day 2020.
Town/parish councils and community groups can apply for grant funding from our local unitary authority to help them celebrate VE Day this spring.
'VE' stands for Victory in Europe and there were huge celebrations in Brigg town centre after Germany had surrendered to the Allies 75 years ago.
In 2020, the early May bank holiday has been moved by the government from Monday, May 4 to FRIDAY May 8 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
North Lincolnshire Council has committed the £14,000 from its Community Grant Fund to help towns and villages celebrate the anniversary, with anything from small community events to large celebrations.
Coun Rob Waltham, from Brigg, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: “Our Community Grant Fund supports community groups, sports clubs, town and parish councils and individuals across our area, and we’re proud to be able to allocate specific funding for these groups to celebrate VE Day in 2020. Groups will be able to apply for grant funding for their event until 31 January 2020.”
For further information about these grants, visit www.northlincs.gov.uk/grants or email communitygrants@northlincs.gov.uk or call the grants team on 01724 297257.
Some weeks ago the issue of how Brigg is going to celebrate the 75th anniversary was raised during a Town Council meeting, with a suggestion that it should consider this at a future meeting.
Brigg & District Servicemen's Club, on Coney Court, will certainly be hosting an event in May, and something similar will take place at the Jolly Miller pub, on Brigg Road, Wrawby.

PICTURED: Enjoying previous VE Night celebrations, organised by Brigg Amateur Social Historians (BASH) at the Servicemen's Club.

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