Schools that wish to develop projects that improve the understanding of World War I can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) new £6 million small grants programme “First World War: then and now”. The aim of this new grants programme is to help communities mark the Centenary of the First World War.
The programme will award £1 million per year for six years. HLF want to fund projects which enable communities to understand more about the heritage of the First World War. In particular, HLF would like to help young people aged 11–25 to take an active part in the Centenary commemorations.
Focusing on the identification, recording and preservation of local heritage; the creation of community archives or collections; exhibitions, trails, smartphone apps and creative material such as plays and music based on heritage sources, the idea is to create an enduring cultural and educational legacy for communities.
First World War: then and now is a rolling programme, and applications can be submitted at any time until 2019.