Groups urged to bid for WW1 funds

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One year from the Battle of the Somme Centenary, Mid-Derbyshire Pauline Latham MP is urging local communities to apply for a share of money to explore the impact of the war.

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has a pot of £4m that is being made available to groups to help them explore the impact of the war.

Mrs Latham said: “The projects and stories that have already been shared as part of the First World War Centenary have been an inspiration.

“It’s so important that we remember the impact of this war one hundred years on.

“There is still time to apply for National Lottery money and I would urge anyone in Mid-Derbyshire with an idea for their own project to get in touch with the Heritage Lottery Fund.”

Following the success of its community grants programme First World War: then and now, HLF has made an additional £4m available in 2015/16 for communities looking to explore, conserve and share local heritage of the First World War.

Grants are available between £3,000 and £10,000.

Thanks to National Lottery funding, thousands of young people and communities throughout the UK have already been involved in activities marking the centenary such as researching and recording local heritage; finding out more about war memorials and using digital technology to share stories.

This new money will help even more people get involved to explore a greater range of stories.

More information on how to apply for HLF funding can be found on the website at