The Heritage Lottery Fund is making at least £1million a year available until 2019 as part of the First World War: then and now programme for small, community grants. It provides grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling groups right across the UK to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.
I’m delighted that the HLF is making this money available to local communities. Like many areas across the UK, the impact of the First World War on the people of Tiverton and Honiton was extensive. For those who want to find out more about its legacy or who wish to mark the Centenary, I would urge them to get in touch with HLF.
You can apply for First World War centenary funding here: https://www.hlf.org.uk/apply/how-apply - I would encourage all local groups to do so! The Centenary of the First World War is a chance to understand the war, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today.