Providing Lottery funding to help World War II veterans take part in commemorative visits
- Funding size:
- £150 - £5,550
- Total available:
- Application deadline:
- See programme details
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.
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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.
So that as many veterans as possible get this opportunity, we can only fund one visit for each veteran, widow or widower. This means that if a veteran has already received funding for a commemorative visit since April 2009, we would not be able to fund a second visit.
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.