GRANTS are now available for projects which will help people gain a better understanding of the British armed forces.
Derbyshire County Council has joined with all the district and borough councils in the county to assess bids for funding from the national Armed Forces Community Covenant Scheme.
Grants of between £100 and £250,000 are available to volunteer groups, charities, schools and public bodies.
Councillor Dave Allen, the county council’s cabinet boss for health and communities said there are 100,000 former members of the armed forces in Derbyshire.
He said: “Too often we forget about the people serving in our armed forces once conflict is out of the public eye.
“But it’s very important to recognise and remember the sacrifices made by these brave individuals and their families.”
The deadline for bids is August 31. There will be more rounds in 2014.
For more information go to www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/lottery_funding/community_covenant/default.asp