Funding: First World War – then and now

Projects that improve the understanding of World War I can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) £6million small grants programme “First World War: then and now”.  The aim of this grants programme is to help communities mark the Centenary of the First World War.

HLF want to fund projects which enable communities to understand more about the heritage of the First World War. In particular, HLF would like to help young people aged 11–25 to take an active part in the Centenary commemorations.  Focusing on the identification, recording and preservation of local heritage; the creation of community archives or collections; exhibitions, trails, smartphone apps and creative material such as plays and music based on heritage sources, the idea is to create an enduring cultural and educational legacy for communities.

Projects already supported include:

  • £10,000 to Lewis School Pengam: for a project about those who fought and those that died from Lewis School Pengam in the Great War.
  • £4,200 to Scarborough Museums Trust for their Real Life: Retold community performance project.
  • £7,800 to Child Action Northwest and Salesbury School for James Dixon’s Boys a project where Year Six children visited Child Action Northwest’s Learning Centre and archive, where they learnt what life was like at the orphanage during the First World War.

There are no application deadlines and applications can be submitted at any time until 2019.

More details online.

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