Connect with others during the First World War Centenary

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You can get support with your project and make connections with what other people are doing.

British Library UK Web Archive

The British Library UK Web Archive takes snapshots of websites and preserves them for future generations, long after the original websites have disappeared or changed. All websites created by HLF-supported First World War Centenary projects will be featured in the UK web Archive. View the first few of these archived sites here.

If you are creating a First World War Centenary website, please email the URL (web address) to us with your project reference number. You can also nominate a site for archiving.

First World War Engagement Centres

Support is available through the First World War Engagement Centres, which are based in universities. These centres host events, put community groups in touch with university researchers, and can signpost you towards useful resources. Find out more from the First World War Engagement Centres’ website.

First World War Centenary hub on Historypin

Historypin has created a First World War Centenary hub to host HLF-supported projects. You can set up a project page on the hub, upload historic photos, films and documents, promote your project activities and record what you’ve done.

First World War Centenary Partnership

Many groups marking the Centenary are part of the First World War Centenary partnership, led by Imperial War Museums. Here you can exchange ideas, access resources, see what other people are doing, and list your events. 

Lives of the First World War

Lives of the First World War is a digital platform which tells the life stories of people from Britain and the Commonwealth who served in uniform or worked on the home front during the First World War, created by Imperial War Museums. Here, you can upload and connect evidence about someone’s Life Story. You can also build communities of people, connecting friends and family.

You can explore the Lives platform and add information to it free of charge, but will need a subscription in order to view premium records or create a community page. You can include costs for your subscription in your budget when you apply to us for funding.

If your project is funded through First World War: then and now, Our Heritage, Young Roots or Heritage Grants, HLF gives you permission to comply with Lives of the First World War’s terms and conditions and to upload digital images or text created as part of your project (such as digitised photographs or letters).

UK War Memorials

If you wish to do a project which involves a war memorial, please visit the UK War Memorials website.

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