Funding offer for First World War projects

A local MP is urging his constituents to apply for funding to help mark the centenary of the First World War.

With just a year to go until the 100th anniversary of the UK entering the 1914-1918 conflict, Mr Campbell is urging his constituents to consider applying to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for grants to help them set up community projects so they can learn more about the conflict.

HLF is making at least £1m a year, available until 2019 as part of the First World War: then and now programme.

The money can be used for small, community grants.

It will provide donations from £3,000 to £10,000 enabling groups to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.

Mr Campbell 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 Blyth Valley 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.”

For more go to www.hlf.org.uk/ThenAndNow