Funding is now available for a range of local voluntary and community organisations to purchase silhouettes of Tommy figures for community events that will celebrate the centenary of the end of World War 1.
Constituted voluntary and community organisations, charities, schools, places of worship and community interest companies that are considering holding a local community event that brings people together to remember the end of the First World War and to think about the Armed Forces Community today can apply for grants of up to £500 to purchase silhouettes of Tommies as part of their remembrance event.
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust is making £2 million available in grants for groups across the UK to purchase 10 silhouettes each. The trust will accept applications during the month of June and expects to award between 4,000 and 5,000 small grants.
To be eligible, events should be open to people in the community, promoted ahead of time and bring together people from the Armed Forces community and the civilian community in the local area.
Events can be modest and do not need to cost a lot to run. It might be something like having tea and cake following a remembrance event or arranging a venue for people in the community to come together and share a lunch.
The grants are to be used to purchase up to 10 silhouettes and are to be used for the bench and chair silhouettes only. They do not cover the 6ft or 10″ Tommy figures.