A FUND of £20,000 is available to groups looking to stage events to make the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

Warrington Borough Council is developing a four-year programme of events and activities across the borough.

Chairman of the Warrington World War One commemoration task group, Clr Mike Hannon, said: “While Warrington Borough Council and our partners such as Culture Warrington and LiveWire will be staging some high-profile events, we know there are also lots of creative and relevant events that local groups would like to organise.

“So we’re inviting them to apply for funding of up to £1,500 per application, and we’ve managed to set aside £20,000 for the four years that this programme will run.”

To apply call Dave Maskery on 442031 or e-mail dmaskery@warrington.gov.uk.