A GRANT worth hundreds of pounds is being made available to groups in the Wychavon area to help them commemorate the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of war.

The new grant fund from Wychavon District Council is set to help community groups, schools, parish councils and other local organisations commemorate the centenary of the great war.

There is a total of £5,000 on offer to groups organising projects marking commencement of the First World War through community participation.

There is a maximum of £250 per project and the funds must be used for events that both contribute to and involve the local community in some way.

Tracy Grubb, community development officer at Wychavon District Council, said: "We know lots of people are planning some sort of commemoration, but equally some people may want to do something but are worried they won’t have the funds to make it happen.

"We hope our grant will encourage them to get together with their local community and look to organise a workshop, a performance of some sort or an exhibition.

"Whatever the project is, the most important things to remember are that it should be relevant to local people and that it should involve as many people as possible."

For the full details of how to apply, call Tracy Grubb on 01386 565168 or email tracy.grubb@wychavon.gov.uk. Alternatively visit wychavon.gov.uk/community-funding and fill out the online request form.

The fund will be available until the final £250 has been allocated to an event or project.