National Lottery money available for First World War Centenary projects in Plymouth Moor View
· Plymouth Moor View constituency yet to receive money from Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects exploring the First World War during the Centenary.
· Johnny Mercer MP urges schools, churches and community groups in Plymouth Moor View to apply today.
Following the phenomenal success of its community grants programme First World War: then and now, HLF has made £2million available this year for communities looking to explore, conserve and share local heritage of the First World War. Grants are available between £3,000 and £10,000.
Thanks to National Lottery funding, thousands of young people and communities throughout the UK have already been involved in activities marking the Centenary such as: researching and recording local heritage; conserving and finding out more about war memorials; and using digital technology to share the fascinating stories they uncover. We want as many people as possible to get involved to explore a greater range of stories including those surrounding the Battle of Gallipoli, the Battle of Jutland, the Battle of the Somme and Passchendaele – The Third Battle of Ypres
Johnny Mercer MP said: “These projects and stories have been an inspiration. It’s so important that we remember the impact of this war one hundred years on. There is still time to apply for National Lottery money and I would urge anyone in my constituency with an idea for their own project to get in touch with the Heritage Lottery Fund.”
Sir Peter Luff, Chair of the HLF, said: “The demand for National Lottery funding for First World War projects has been phenomenal and so far we have reached almost 83 per cent of UK constituencies. But we want to make that 100 per cent. So we are urging everyone with an idea for a project, even if you have been HLF funded before, to get in touch.”
There are now more than 1,620 First World War projects taking place across the UK, thanks to more than £82million of investment from HLF.
Our film shows just some of the projects already underway and outline the breadth and scale of First World War stories being explored and shared across the country – https://www.hlf.org.uk/about-us/news-features/understanding-first-world-war
More information on how to apply for HLF funding is available at www.hlf.org.uk
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HLF has invested more than £82million in 1620 projects across the UK marking the Centenary of the First World War. This funding has reached 83 per cent of parliamentary constituencies and over 90 per cent of local authorities.
HLF’s First World War: then and now programme is providing grants between £3,000 and £10,000 to local communities looking to explore and understand their First World War heritage. Larger grants for First World War projects are also available through HLF’s open programmes www.hlf.org.uk/firstworldwar
Please contact Natasha Ley, HLF Press Office, on tel: (020) 7591 6143. Out of hours mobile: 07973 613820.