First World War: then and now

Grants from £3,000 to £10,000
Explore the heritage of the First World War with grants of £3,000–£10,000. This programme has a short application form, and is suitable for everyone, including first-time applicants.

The First World War affected millions across the globe and shaped the world we live in. The Centenary is a chance to understand the war better, uncover its stories and explore what it means to us today.

Everyone should have the chance to discover more about the war and mark the Centenary. That’s why we are providing this special grant programme for community projects. You can apply at any time up to 2019. We also provide grants of more than £10,000 for First World War projects through Our Heritage, Young Roots and Heritage Grants.

 

 

More about this grant programme

We want the projects we fund to make a real difference for heritage, people and communities, so we assess applications against a set of outcomes. You can read about these in the application guidance. As a minimum, we expect a project under this programme to achieve at least one of our outcomes for people.

You can apply quickly and easily, and we will assess your application within eight weeks.

When you need to apply

There are no application deadlines for this programme – apply anytime. Your application will be discussed at a monthly advisory meeting at your local Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) office. Following this meeting, a decision on your application will be made by the Head of your local HLF office.

Projects

Led by young people, Wor War is exploring the stories and experiences of young people who grew up during the First World War.
Volunteers from the Scottish Pipers’ Association researched the tunes and stories behind the Pipers of the First World War, including the iconic image of...
This project is exploring the impact of the First World War on the people of Broadland, from the perspectives of the men who went...

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