Mark Hunter MP advises Cheadle communities to apply for HLF funding to mark the Centenary of the First World War

October 22, 2013 5:37 PM

With a year to go until we mark the centenary of the UK entering the First World War, Mark Hunter MP is advising his constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund for community projects to learn more about the First World War.

HLF is making at least £1million a year available until 2019 as part of the First World War: then and now programme for small, community grants. It will provide grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling groups right across the UK to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.

Mark Hunter MP has urged his constituents to think about how they would like to mark the Centenary. Successful projects will include: World War 1 Commemoration Remembrance Day

Mark Hunter MP said: "I'm delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund is making this money available to local communities. Like most areas across the UK, the impact of the First World War on the people of Cheadle was extensive. For those who want to find out more about its legacy or who wish to mark the Centenary, I would urge them to get in touch with HLF."

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."

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