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Heroes Return

Providing Lottery funding to help World War II veterans take part in commemorative visits
Area:
UK-wide
Funding size:
£165 - £8,140
Total available:
N/A
Application deadline:
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What’s it all about?

Heroes Return 2 provides Lottery funding to help World War II veterans that saw active service and are resident in the UK or the Republic of Ireland to take part in commemorative visits (within the UK and overseas) to mark the anniversary of events that led to the end of WWII.

Heroes Return by BigLotteryFund

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Who can apply?

WWII veterans resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland who saw active service overseas with or alongside the British and Allied Armed Forces in the Second World War. WWII veterans may be accompanied by a spouse and/or carer. Widows and widowers of WWII veterans are also eligible, in most cases.

The Big Lottery Fund has extended its Heroes Return 2 programme to enable veterans to apply for funding to make second trips. The programme deadline for closure will now be end of 2015. This will ensure Second World War veterans from the UK, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland who have already been funded since the programme opened in 2009, will have a second opportunity to apply for a grant towards travel and accommodation expenses to enable them to make trips back to places across the world where they served, or make a commemorative visit in the UK.

What can you apply for?

The amount we will award is a fixed amount per veteran, depending on the number of people taking part and the destination. This means that the amount of grant we will award will depend on where you visit.

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Organisation Types

  • Individual
  • Voluntary or community organisation

Beneficiaries

  • Veterans
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