HLF Offers Funding for First World War: Then and Now Projects

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) reminds not-for-profit organisations in the UK that it has funding to support community projects in the UK which explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War.

The ‘First World War Fund: Then and Now’ aims to mark the heritage of the First World War by supporting community projects in the UK which explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War.

Not-for-profit organisations in the UK with a bank account and a constitution can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000. This includes a wide range of organisations, such as charities, trusts, clubs, interest groups, faith groups, history groups, community and voluntary groups, social enterprises, youth groups, schools and colleges.

The projects should enable communities to understand more about the heritage of the First World War and benefit a wide range of people. In particular, HLF is keen to support projects that help young people (11 to 25 years) take an active part in the Centenary commemorations.

To be eligible, projects should have not started yet, last for no more than two years, and achieve one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Outcomes for people – people will have learnt about heritage; developed skills; changed their attitudes and/or behaviour; and volunteered time.
  • Outcomes for heritage – heritage will be in better condition; better interpreted and explained; identified and recorded.
  • Outcomes for communities – more people and a wider range of people will have engaged with heritage.

HLF is particularly keen that people will have learnt about heritage.

This programme has a short application form which is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants.

There are no deadlines. Applications may be submitted at any time until 2019.

For more information go to the Heritage Lottery website






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