Ideas to support local armed forces

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Residents are being asked to come up with ideas to support local armed forces. The council is accepting applications for the third round of the Community Covenant Grant Scheme. Applications close on August 15.

The scheme aims to support members of the armed forces and strengthens its ties with the wider community.

Local groups and projects can apply for grants from £100 to £250,000.

To be eligible to bid, an application must be able to demonstrate a connection to the armed forces and encourage greater understanding of the issues affecting them and the sacrifices they have made.

Councillor Khtija Malik said: “Whether you are part of a charity or community group; or even if you an individual with a great idea, please get in touch and let us know how it will raise awareness or improve the lives of our returning heroes.”

For more information, or to download an application form go to or call 01582 548777.