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Grants for First World War centenary projects available
4:49pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in News
NESTON and Ellesmere Port MP Andrew Miller is urging constituents to bid for Heritage Lottery Funding to mark the Centenary of the First World War.
At least £1 million is being made available every until 2019, as part of the First World War: then and now programme.
Grants of between £3,000 to £10,000 are available help groups across the country to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.
Ellesmere Port British Legion branch, Veterans Day Group and Cheshire Regiment association have come together to make this happen.
They are considering researching, identifying and recording local heritage, creating a community archive or collection, developing new interpretation of heritage through exhibitions, trails, smartphone apps
They are also researching, writing and performing creative material based on heritage sources, finding out more about war memorials and involving local people especially school students in other projects.
Andrew Miller MP said: "I am delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund 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 Ellesmere Port & Neston was extensive. I am confident that the local groups will make an impressive bid."
Dame Jenny Abramsky, chair of HLF, said: "The impact of the First World war was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond.
"The Heritage Lottery Fund’s new programme will enable communities to explore the continuing legacy of this war and help young people in particular to broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world."
For details on how to apply for funding, visit www.hlf.org.uk
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