Wednesday, 15 May 2013

First World War: then and now – a Centenary grants programme launched

Dear Parliamentarian
Today the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is launching First World War: then and now, a £6 million small grants programme to help communities across the UK mark the Centenary of the First World War.

HLF is making at least £1 million available per year until 2019 and will provide grants between £3,000 and £10,000 enabling communities and groups to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.

HLF has already invested £10 million in projects – large and small – that will help communities mark the Centenary of First World War and we are pleased that we can now ensure at least £6 million for communities to mark the Centenary over the next six years.

We will outline the programme so that you can encourage your constituents to apply for this Lottery funding. We would be grateful if you could tweet about the new programme using the hashtag #understandingww1 so that as many communities as possible are able to discover and understand more about how the First World War shaped the modern world.

Yours sincerely,
Dame Jenny Abramsky