Dearne groups urged to apply for war project funding

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Dearne MP John Healey is urging heritage enthusiasts to apply for grants for projects about the First World War.

It is a year until the centenary of the UK entering WWI, and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is making at least £1 million a year available to small, community groups until 2019.

The First World War: then and now programme will provide grants of £3,000 to £10,000.

Mr Healey said: “I’m pleased 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 Rotherham and Barnsley 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.”

Dame Jenny Abramsky, chair of HLF, said: “The impact of the First World War was far reaching, touching and shaping every corner of the UK and beyond. The Heritage Lottery Fund’s new programme will enable communities to explore the continuing legacy of this war and help young people in particular to broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world.”

For more information or an application pack visit: http://www.hlf.org.uk/ThenAndNow.