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BFBS Big Salute Open for Grant Applications

The BFBS Big Salute fundraising campaign is inviting forces charities to apply for project-based grants.

Nicky Ness, Director of Forces Broadcasting and Entertainment, said:

“We are keen to hear from armed forces charities who find it a challenge to secure funds for specific projects.

“We offer grants of up to £10k and have seen how Big Salute funds can make a huge difference to all areas of the forces community, from cadets to serving personnel, veterans and their families.”

Nine of the charities that applied for Big Salute grants last year have just been awarded funds for a diverse range of projects, they are: Building Heroes, Bournemouth Memorial Homes, Clervaux Trust, AF & V Launchpad Ltd, Our Wilton Trust, Royal Air Forces Association, Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, and Winchester Sea Cadets.

Full details about how to apply for the next round of funding is online www.bigsalute.com where charities can complete an application form.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2019.

Note to Editors:

For more information contact Mikaela Roche Mikaela.Roche@bfbs.com and Mary Wilton mary.wilton@bfbs.com

The BFBS Big Salute raises money to benefit members of the armed forces community and their families. Monies are raised and donated through activities undertaken by audiences of the radio, TV and digital platforms, as well as SSVC staff. 100% of all money raised for the Big Salute goes into the fund, so running costs are not deducted.

BFBS is a global, not-for-profit media and communications organisation with a mission to entertain, inform, connect and champion the Armed Forces – and a key impartial but ‘forces friendly’ partner to the MoD and the Armed Forces.

Our unrivalled media technology and relationships with all the major broadcasters and production studios means we give those serving overseas legal and secure access to the best of UK entertainment and sport.

In the UK, we offer multi-platform, independent military news, stories and information to the Armed Forces, their families, veterans, cadets and all those interested in the military. We also run digital and media training courses for government departments, defence organisations, the Armed Forces and veterans.