Funding available for Rising events in Britain

A funding stream has been announced by the Irish government for Easter Rising centenary events taking place in Britain. Groups based in Britain will be be apply to apply for funding of between £500 and £2,000 to commemorate the 1916 uprising. The announcement follows reports of groups planning to mark the Easter Rising across Britain with parades, events and official ceremonies. Charlie Flanagan, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs, announced the programme during a visit to London yesterday. 'The major projects in Britain will be among the flagship events in our ambitious international programme and I know the community groups here will bring imagination and passion to the important grassroots aspect of our celebrations,' he said. 'I would like to take this opportunity to invite our citizens, Diaspora and Ireland’s many international friends to join with us in marking key moments in our history and achievements of Ireland over the last hundred years.' Interested groups are being invited to submit project proposals before October 1 by accessing all relevant information and the application form from: www.embassyofireland.co.uk