4th August 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War. The Heritage Lottery Fund, First World War: then and now provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 for communities to mark the Centenary of the First World War.
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.
- local places with First World War associations of any kind;
- objects, photographs, documents, books and newspapers which tell the stories of individuals and communities involved in or affected by the war
- places, objects and collections linked to the industrial, maritime and transport heritage of the First World War; memorials of all kinds, including memorial gardens, commemorating lives lost in the war;
- natural heritage and landscapes affected by the war.
Speaking to Roseland Online, Cornwall Councillor Julian German said “There are representatives of different Roseland interest groups that I know have an interest. It may be that one group wants to do something or that a Roseland wide project could come together. Unfortunately I am not able to co-ordinate this but just wanted to make sure that you are aware of this opportunity”.
Full details, examples and how to apply for funding can be found at the Heritage Lottery Fund website.