Support for Inter Faith Commemoration events
Under the Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘First World War, Then and Now’ programme grants of up to £10,000 are available for local projects with a permanent learning legacy (grants solely for events are not available). Larger HLF grants may also be available for projects with a national scope. Details are available here
The Near Neighbours fund
(re-opening late spring 2014) and Together in Service
would both be willing to consider grant funding applications for practical
multi-faith projects with a First World War focus.
Last December the Prime Minister announced Government funding of £5.15m to enable local communities to ensure that their war memorials are in a fit state for the centenary period. DCMS is currently working with its project partners to consider the best uses for this funding. Further details will follow. Meanwhile you can find out more about the Government’s own programme here
Projects may also be interested in registering to be part of the First World War Centenary Partnership
, headed by the Imperial War Museum. Although grants are not available, members carry the prestigious Centenary Partnership brand and have access to an extensive network of contacts and opportunities.