Since 2009, Armed Forces Day has been marked annually with events large and small throughout the UK.
In support of this event, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) is providing funding to help organisations and individuals in the UK host an Armed Forces Day event this summer.
Last year, events took place in all parts of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. They included Armed Forces Day tea parties, parades, big band concerts, civil war military re-enactments and live and static demonstrations. Her Royal Highnesses The Princess Royal attended the national event, taking the salute on behalf of The Queen, as a military contingent of more than 400 Service personnel marched from the Esplanade of Stirling Castle.
Local councils, organisations, schools, ex-service organisations and individuals in the UK are eligible to apply for funding of a maximum £10,000 (providing the MoD accounts for no more that 50% of the project costs).
Events must occur a week either side of the National Armed Forces Day. This year the celebrations will fall on Saturday 27 June 2015, when a major national event will be held in Guildford, Surrey.
The deadline for applications is 27 March 2015.