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On 6th June 2024 the nation and world will commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings.

Braunstone Town Council has set aside a small budget to support local community groups and charities to organise community events to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in June 2024


The Town Council is proposing to support activities arranged by local Community Groups to commemorate this date by offering rooms at our venues or parks and open spaces to hold events and activities from 6th June, the official commemoration day, and over the weekend to 9th June.  The Town Council is also offering a small grant of £200 to community groups to help towards the cost of organising their event. 



  • Grant applications are invited from non-profit making organisations.
  • Grant applications will only be considered from groups whose principal activities are for the benefit of Braunstone Town residents.
  • Grants may be used to pay for equipment, transport costs, hire of rooms, refreshments, entertainment, decorations etc.
  • Grant applications up to a maximum of £200 are available per project.
  • Events must be open to all residents to attend.
  • Funding may be full or part cost of the event or project. The final decision on the amount of the grant is at the sole discretion of the Town Council.
  • The Council will give favourable consideration to groups that have applied for funding from other organisations (i.e. Blaby District Council, Leicestershire County Council, Lottery Funding etc).
  • Where a significant number of the group’s members are not residents of Braunstone Town, the Council reserves the right to reduce the maximum grant available.
  • Please specify a specific amount for your grant – if you do not specify a figure the application may be refused.
  • A breakdown of costs will be required for each item in your application. All expenditure must be itemised.
  • A copy of the most recent Bank Statement and previous year’s audited accounts will be required. In the case of new groups, a budget indicating expected annual income and expenditure can be provided. Funds for an approved grant will be released on receipt of confirmation of a bank account set up in the name of the community group.
  • A copy of the group’s constitution will be required.
  • The event must take place around the Anniversary date of 6th June 2024. 

Please find the Relevant forms below:


Criteria for 80th Anniversary of D-Day LandingsCriteria for 80th Anniversary of D-Day Landings

 Grant Form - 80th Anniversary of D-Day Landings 

Application for sponsorship in Mini POE 80th D-Day Landings


For further help and advice please contact the Deputy Chief Executive & Community Services Manager on 0116 2899270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please send completed forms to Pauline Snow on the previously stated email address.


Does your Group need financial spport? (October 2023)


Braunstone Town Council has several grant schemes available that local community groups can apply for!

Braunstone Town Council has several grant schemes available for local community groups and

individuals in Braunstone Town & Thorpe Astley.



At the Community Development Committee meeting held on 5th October 2023 the Committee approved amendments to the Community Grant and Individual Grant criteria and the grant application process.

In order to ensure that any future applications are submitted correctly for consideration please see the amendments below.

  • All documents required for a grant application MUST be submitted with every application made, even if documents have been submitted with previous applications


  • Grant applications will no longer be submitted to the Committee unless the application is fully completed and all required documents are enclosed


  • Deadline dates for receiving grant applications are available in paper form or on the Town Council website.


  • If missing documentation for a grant application is not received before the deadline date for the committee meeting, the application will be rejected and will need to be resubmitted along with required documentation for a future committee meeting to consider


Community and Social Inclusion Project Grant


Criteria - Community and Social Inclusion Projects


Grant Form - Community and Social Projects


Community Grant


Criteria - Community Grant


Grant Form - Community


Individual Grant


Criteria - Individual Grant 


Grant Form - Individual


BACS DETAILS FORM FOR PAYMENT OF GRANTS - Relevant for all Grant applications.


BACS Details Form 2023 




Friday 22nd September 2023 for meeting on 5th October 2023

Friday 24th November for meeting on 7th December 2023

Friday 19th January for meeting on 1st February 2023

Friday 15th March for meeting on 28th March 2023


For more information please contact Mrs Pauline Snow on 0116 2899270 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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