Mark The Centenary Of First World War

Local MP urges locals to apply for Heritage Lottery Fund grants

With a year to go until the marking of the centenary of the UK entering the First World War, Wandsworth and Battersea MP Jane Ellison is urging constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for grants for community projects about the War.

The Fund will provide grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling groups to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding. Successful projects would include researching and recording local WW1 heritage including creating a community archive or collection, developing new exhibitions trails smartphone apps and the like, and creating and performing material based on heritage sources.

Jane said: “I’m 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 Wandsworth was extensive. The funding programme will help young people, in particular, to broaden their understanding of how the War has shaped our modern world.”

An online application pack is available at  

August 12, 2013