VE Day Grant Scheme

Community Grants

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War: South Bucks District Council small grants scheme

When VE Day dawns on 8 May 2020 it will be 75 years since the guns fell silent in Europe at the end of the Second World War.

The special day will be an opportunity to remember and reflect on the sacrifices that were made during the conflict, and show our gratitude to those who gave so much, so that we could live in peace.

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day falls later in the year, on 15 August, and offers another opportunity to remember the scale of service and sacrifice made by the men and women of the Second World War generation.

To recognise the landmark 75th anniversary year, Aylesbury, Chiltern and South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils are launching various small grant schemes for town and parish councils and constituted community groups, to support activities taking place to mark the anniversary of the end of the Second World War.

If you are not in South Bucks, you can find links to the other councils' application forms below:

In South Bucks, applicants can apply for funding of up to £150 per project for local events to mark VE Day or VJ Day. These could be local events such as street parties, memorial services or musical performances. The events must take place on Friday 8 May, Saturday 9 May or Sunday 10 May 2020 for VE Day in order to be eligible for funding, or on the weekend of 14-16 August to mark VJ Day.

To apply please complete the following form:

VE Day Grant Application Form

Deadline date for submissions: Friday 28th February 2020.  

Applications should include the following:

  • Main contact
  • Organisation
  • Project outline including start and finish dates
  • Total cost of project
  • Amount of funding required
  • Other funding sources

Decisions as to which applications will receive funding will be made during the week commencing 2nd March 2020.

For further information, please contact 01494 732058.