20 September 2016
North Lincolnshire Council has awarded £1,000 to Crowle and Ealand 1940s Group from its Community Grant Funding pot to help with the cost of a 1940s weekend.
The funding will go towards the cost of the event at Seven Lakes Country Park and surrounding areas on 24 and 25 September that will celebrate the 1940s era and remember the Second World War.
The weekend will include live entertainment, a display of military vehicles, battle re-enactments and an RAF BBMF Flypast.
Cllr Julie Reed, ward member for Axholme North, said:
“This is a wonderful event that will bring together communities across the Isle of Axholme. The council has provided £1,000 from its Community Grant Funding scheme, which has greatly helped with the organisation of the event.
“The group has done a fantastic job in bringing local people and businesses together to arrange this event to celebrate the 1940s and remember the Second World War. They also hope to raise money for a memorial in remembrance of an aircrew that crashed in Crowle.
“There will be lots happening throughout the weekend, so make sure you go along and get involved.”
Crowle and Ealand 1940s Group chairman, Eric Dinsdale, said:
“I sincerely hope that all who attends this event enjoy it and perhaps learn something of historical value from days gone by.
“The response I got from local people and businesses about hosting the event was tremendous.
“I would like to say a big thank you to all who have contributed financially to support us, including North Lincolnshire Council and helped see this event get off the ground."
There are three strands to the council’s £500,000 Community Grant Fund: Grants to Individuals, Community Revenue Grants and Community Capital Grants.
Community Grants support community sport, arts and heritage projects with grants of up to £15,000 normally available.
Groups can apply for one grant of up to £30,000 in any five-year period if the total cost of the project is more than £60,000.
You can find out more about the council’s Community Grant Fund scheme by calling 01724 297257 or visiting the Community Grants page.