VE Celebration Fund

COVID-19 response

Please note this is suspended therefore we will not be accepting any applications for the time being. If your organisation has already submitted an application, we will be in touch to discuss further.

VE Celebration Fund

The fund will enable communities to apply for grant funding to take part in celebratory events or community projects to mark 75 years since Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) was announced on 8 May 1945. The fund will be launched on 24 February 2020.

A total of £60k has been set aside for the fund. Grants up to a maximum of £2.5K can be awarded.

Project criteria

Projects must meet a minimum of one of the following criteria:

  • Communities have more opportunities to come together to celebrate VE Day (for example, through events, concerts, open days, street parties etc.)
  • Communities have more opportunities to create a lasting legacy of VE Day (for example, improving public spaces, play-parks, community gardens etc.)

Constituted and non-constituted groups can apply to the fund.

Decisions will be made quickly and efficiently as on a Fast Track basis.


The VE Celebration Fund application form is available to download:

Applications should be submitted by 31 May 2020.