Grants available for 1066 celebrations in Rother

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Events celebrating 950 years since the Norman Conquest could be in line for funding as bidding for a share of £10,000 opens.

Rother District Council is inviting community organisations, schools and other groups to apply for funding before January 31, 2016.

Cllr Tony Ganly, chairman of the grants panel, said: “We know there will be many groups and organisations across Rother who will be interested in marking the anniversary of the Battle of Hastings.

“Those groups have the opportunity to apply for up to £500 and mark this historic anniversary which falls on Friday, October 14, 2016.

“Applications will be judged on their individual merits and there is an expectation that events will take place around October 2016.”

Grants will be offered to community groups, parish and town councils, schools, and groups set up to organise 1066 anniversary events within the district.

All projects must demonstrate a link to the celebration of the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings and actively benefit Rother residents.

For an application form and guidance criteria please download relevant documents from www.rother.gov.uk/1066grantscheme, email communitygrants@rother.gov.uk or call 01424 787864 for further information and look out on Twitter for #1066grants for more news.

For more information about events to celebrate the anniversary, visit www.visit1066country.com

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