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Funding the First World War in Scotland
Fri 21 October 2016, 10:00 – 15:30 BST
Are you interested in doing something to commemorate the centenary of the First World War in Scotland?
The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) have a grant programme dedicated to funding projects focussing on the heritage of the First World War. First World War: Then and Now offers funding from £3,000 - £10,000 it's easily accessible and available for organisations of any size to explore the heritage of The Great War.
Find out more about this funding and how you can get help from researchers to investigate the aspects of the conflict with a workshop. Here you'll find introductions to HLF funding, top tips on applying and speakers from successful First World War projects.
This workshop will be hosted by the HLF Scotland Development Team in Partnership with colleagues from Gateways to the First World War. This is one of five First World War Engagement Centre centres based in universities across the UK. They welcome enquiries from individuals or groups wherever they are located and can connect you with university researchers, recommend archives and resources, advise on documenting and sharing your project and provide training. Each centre has areas of particular expertise. You can find out more on the First World War Engagement Centres website.
The session will involve:
· An overview from HLF about the funding available, and top tips for applying
· Presentations from engagement centre colleagues outlining support they can offer
· Case studies from HLF projects currently in delivery
· The opportunity to network and discuss project ideas with engagement centre colleagues, HLF development staff and other community partners.
Gateways to the First World War can cover expenses for community partners to attend this event. This is limited to return travel within Scotland and overnight accommodation on the 20th October for those that require it. You would need to book your own travel at the cheapest rate available, save receipts and contact Gateways to claim this back. You can request accommodation when booking and Gateways will be in touch to organise this. We would also need to limit this support to one person from each group or project enquiry.
Spaces are limited for this free event and available on a first-come-first served basis.