Community groups urged to take advantage of grants and create projects to mark centenary of First World War

MP Steve Barclay

MP Steve Barclay - Credit: Archant

FENLAND’S community groups are being encouraged to create educational and cultural projects to mark next year’s centenary of the First World War.

Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 may be available to help fund their projects if they apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund’s £6million grant programme.

MP Steve Barclay said community groups should take advantage of the grants.

He said: “I’m delighted that residents have the opportunity to get involved in the nationwide commemorations of the UK’s involvement in the First World War thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund grants.

“With first hand accounts increasingly rare, it is more important than ever that we take every opportunity available to educate younger generations about the importance of the First World War and the impact it has upon our lives even today.

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“I would encourage local community groups in Cambridgeshire to get in touch with the Heritage Lottery Fund and find out more about how projects such as creating archives, exhibitions and performances could support the legacy of this important moment in our nation’s history.”

If a group has a project idea to mark the First World War’s centernary, an online application pack is available at

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If a group needs a grant of more than £10,000 for a project, it can apply to HLF through its open programmes.

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