Burnham MP urges people to apply for funding to mark WW1 Centenary (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Burnham MP urges people to apply for funding to mark WW1 Centenary
COMMUNITIES in Sedgemoor are being urged to apply for funding for heritage projects to mark the Centenary of WW1.
As part of The Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘First World War: Then and Now’ programme, grants of £3,000 to £10,000 have been made available to help groups conserve and share their First World War heritage.
At least £1million each year until 2019 is available for projects such as researching local heritage, exhibitions and conserving war memorials.
Burnham MP Tessa Munt is urging people to get involved. She said: “Like many parts of UK, the impact of the First World War on the people of Somerset was extensive.
“I expect there are many who wish to mark the Centenary and I would urge them to get in touch with HLF.”
The Isle of Wedmore group has already benefitted from HLF funding and aims to hold an exhibition next year about the 400 men from the Isle of Wedmore who fought during the Great War.
The community also intends to produce a book looking at the Home Front, the men who died on active service and at a selection of those who returned and rebuilt their lives.
Download an application pack at http://www.hlf.org.uk/ThenAndNow.