First World War: Then & Now grants programme (UK)Grants from £3,000 to £10,000 are available for community projects that explore, conserve and share the heritage of the First World War. Community groups and schools can apply at any time. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) want to fund projects that enable communities (geographic, cultural or those linked by experience or interest) to understand more about the heritage of the First World War and that make a difference for a wide range of people. In particular, HLF would like to help young people aged 11-25 to take an active part in the Centenary commemorations. The programme has a short application form and is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants.
Projects already supported include:
- £10,000 to Lewis School Pengam: for a project about those who fought and those that died from Lewis School Pengam in the Great War.
- £4,200 to Scarborough Museums Trust for their Real Life: Retold community performance project.
- £7,800 to Child Action Northwest and Salesbury School for James Dixon’s Boys a project where Year Six children visited Child Action Northwest’s Learning Centre and archive, where they learnt what life was like at the orphanage during the First World War.