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  • Today marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, a celebration of the positive impact of apprenticeships. Nick Randell, Policy Adviser on Skills at HLF,...
  • To mark International Women’s Day, Maggie Andrews, Professor of Cultural History at the University of Worcester, reflects on how Lottery funding is helping to uncover some of the lesser known stories of women in the First World War.
  • India played an important role in the First World War. India raised the largest volunteer army and research by the Memorial Gates Trust shows that ‘participants from the Indian subcontinent won 13,000 medals’, including 11 Victoria Crosses.
  • Calling all Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic-led organisations! The East Midlands Team would like to invite you to a morning workshop to discuss funding for heritage projects.
  • Thousands of people across the UK have been celebrating the heritage of their local area through community heritage projects funded by the HLF’s All Our Stories programme.
  • Strawberry Hill House, Horace Walpole’s eccentric, Twickenham villa, is credited as a major 18th century catalyst for the English Gothic Revival that flourished more than 80 years later during the Victorian era.
  • From local legends to an area’s natural backdrop, heritage is a vital part of a community’s identity.
  • Volunteers are often vital to the success of a heritage project.
  • As London Fashion Week comes to an end, a HLF-funded project is exploring the history of Savile Row.
  • Open air swimming is back in vogue and Lottery investment is helping make it happen.

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