GRANTS are available for veterans of World War Two to make commemorative visits to the places they served.

The Big Lottery Fund is offering cash through its Heroes Return programme.

Veterans from the UK, Channel Islands and Republic of Ireland are eligible for grants of between £165 and £8,140 towards the cost of travel and accommodation for themselves and their spouse or carers to take trips back to places where they served or make a commemorative visit in the UK.

For more information visit or ring the Heroes Return helpline on 0845 0000 121.