Invitation to apply for funding to support the armed forces

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Local groups and projects that help the armed forces are being invited to apply for grants ranging from £100 to £250,000 through the Community Coventant Grant Scheme, established by the Ministry of Defence.

Luton’s Community Covenant was signed last year to support the town’s armed services personnel – past and present – and promote awareness of the issues affecting them.

The funding – the second in the grant programme – is being launched at Wardown Museum today (April 9) at 12.45pm.

To be eligible, applicants must be able to demonstrate a connection with the armed forces and an understanding of the sacrifices they have made.

Council veterans’ champion Cllr Don Worlding said: “We want Luton to be a town that is a shining example to others for the way we treat and respect our returning heroes.

“I encourage people to come along to discuss practical ways in which we can show our appreciation and support.”

> For more information call 01582 548777.