Funding to Host Armed Forces Day Events in 2022

Applications open for funding to host an Armed Forces Day event in June 2022 to show support for the UK’s servicemen and women, past and present.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) provides funding each year to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event.

Armed Forces Day has been marked annually since 2009 with events large and small throughout the UK. In 2022, it will be celebrated on Saturday 25 June 2022 with a major national event to be held in Scarborough. Local events will be held across the UK.

Local councils, voluntary and community organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals in the UK are eligible to apply.

A maximum grant of £10,000 is available per application, provided that MOD funding accounts for no more than 50% of the total cost.

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 £5,000 has been raised, the grant could cover up to £5,000.

In the past grants have ranged from a few hundred pounds for a street party to thousands of pounds for larger events.

Groups need to register their event before they can access the funding criteria.

The deadline for applications for event funding in 2022 is 1 March 2022.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)