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Free event at Armstrong Building, Newcastle University – WW1 Today: For community groups with ambitions for their own First World War projects

Posted  26 May 2017 in News  
By Pamela Linden
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WW1 Today: For community groups with ambitions for their own First World War projects

Tuesday 1st June 2017
10.00am – 4:30pm
Armstrong Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle

The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has been active in supporting a wide range of community projects across the UK to mark the centenary of World War 1 (WW1). These projects have focussed on a very broad variety of subjects, not just on the military aspects of 1914-18 but also the cultural and societal impacts the war had upon the lives of people and communities in multiple different ways.

Working in partnership with the HLF, five WW1 public engagement centres have been established to connect academic researchers with community researchers and develop closer collaborations on WW1 heritage projects during the Centenary period. This discovery day and showcase event reflects the partnership between the HLF, its funded community WW1 heritage projects, and the five university-based WW1 public engagement centres, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

As well as funding projects through established programmes such as ‘Our Heritage’, ‘Young Roots’ and ‘Heritage Grants’, the HLF have awarded well over 1,500 awards through the ‘First World War: Then and Now’ scheme. This is suitable for smaller scale projects, with grants ranging from £3,000 to £10,000. The application process is streamlined and around two-thirds of the projects funded by this scheme have been first-time applicants.

This free event, held at the Armstrong Building at Newcastle University, is aimed at community groups who have an idea for a First World War project, regardless of its scale, the stage of development it has reached, or whether you have funding. For more information about the event programme, registration details and advice on help with travel expenses, please see the attached flyers.

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