Lottery Fund cash up for grabs to mark start of WWI

With a year to go until the centenary of the UK entering the First World War, Tadcaster MP Nigel Adams MP is urging his constituents to apply for Heritage Lottery Fund cash.

The HLF is making at least £1m a year available until 2019 as part of the First World War: then and now programme to promote understanding and impact of the conflict.

Nigel Adams MP said: “I’m delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund is making this money available to local communities.

“Like many areas across the UK, the impact of the First World War on the people of our part of North Yorkshire was extensive.

“For those who want to find out more about its legacy or who wish to mark the Centenary, I would urge them to get in touch with HLF.”

Successful projects will include: recording local heritage; creating a community archive; developing new exhibitions, trails, smartphone apps etc; researching, writing and performing creative material; conserving war memorials. Apply at http://www.hlf.org.uk/ThenAndNow.