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Money Up For Grabs For Armed Forces Projects

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9:25am 8th August 2014

Dorset County Council are offering funding for projects which support the families and communities connected to the Armed Forces.

Twenty-one projects received council funding in the first round of the Community Covenant scheme, including an exhibition, an adventure playground, a village hall, and a volunteer recruitment project.

Now grants ranging from £250 to £250,000 are available for projects that strengthen the ties between Armed Forces communities and the wider communities in which they live.

Applications must be submitted before the 1st September to be eligible for funding in this round. There will be another round at the end of the year.

Dorset County Council's Chief Executive Debbie Ward praised the county's businesses for their enthusiasm to join the programme.

"There are some strong links between this country's Armed Forces and our local communities and, with some significant anniversaries this year, those ties are increasing all the time.

We have already seen some great outcomes, so I encourage even more projects to come forward with their ideas."

More information about the programme and how to apply are available at www.dorsetforyou.com/covenantfunding

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