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  • The Prime Minister, the Deputy Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have expressed their support for the work of HLF in marking the Centenary of the First World War.
  • The vital role played by Royal Navy sailors during the First World War deserves to be much better known. Lottery funding is now making that a reality.
  • At HLF, we want your project to reach as many people as possible, both now and in the future. We are therefore excited to be working in partnership with the British Library and Historypin to provide two services which will help you share your project, and ensure that future generations are able to look back and see how the UK marked this important event.
  • You may have spotted the ‘Our community’ tab at the top of our new website and wondered what this new section is all about. As the Online Communities Manager at HLF, I’m here to explain what it is and encourage you to get involved.
  • Carole Souter, Chief Executive of HLF, talks about the new HLF website.
  • A research project , funded by HLF, is now making sure people can explore the many stories surrounding her incredible life and death. Cavell...
  • A new international centre is now being built in Lincolnshire which will tell the full story of those who served, supported or were affected by campaigns run by Bomber Command, the unit responsible for all the RAF’s bombing activities during the Second World War.campaigns.
  • Museum, library or archive collections are about to benefit from £5million of HLF investment to help 23 cultural organisations acquire new pieces for their most important collections.
  • The Wedgwood Collection – one of the most important industrial archives in the world – has been saved well ahead of the 30 November target, thanks to the generosity of over 7,000 individuals, Lottery players, several businesses and a number of grant-making foundations.


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