Grants for WW2 battlefield visits

VETERANS of the Second World War currently living in Larne are being encouraged to take up the offer of a trip to the battlefields.

Following the popularity of the Heroes Return 2 funding programme, the Big Lottery Fund has extended the scheme’s travel date deadline to December 2012 in order to support Second World War veterans in Northern Ireland who have not yet been able to undertake a commemorative visit.

The application deadline for a Heroes Return 2 grant remains January 31, 2012 but veterans will now have until December 2012 to make their trips.

The Lottery grants are available for travel and accommodation costs for veterans or their widows, along with spouses and a carer.

Details about the scheme and how to apply are available by calling the Heroes Return 2 advice line on 0845 00 00 121 or by visiting