The 4th of August 2014 will mark the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and – with that in mind – the Heritage Lottery Fund is giving details of how groups, communities and organisations can apply for funding to mark the Centenary.
I quote from their website: ‘As we approach this important Centenary, people of all ages throughout the United Kingdom will be reflecting on the events of the First World War, the experiences of men and women here and overseas, and how the war has shaped the last 100 years.
Heritage Lottery Fund can provide funding to help groups, communities and organisations mark the Centenary by exploring, conserving and sharing the heritage of the First World War, from memorials, buildings and sites, to photographs, letters and literature. Find out more about the grants we offer from £3,000 – £10,000, £10,000 – £100,000 and £100,000 upwards.
The heritage of the First World War includes anything relating to the First World War that we value and want to pass on to future generations – seeexamples of the heritage your project might explore.
Since April 2010, we have awarded over £12million to projects which explore the heritage of the First World War and are pleased to be working with Government on the UK-wide Centenary programme.’
The Heritage Lottery Fund can be found on www.hlf.org.uk/