Dorset MP Calls For Local Projects To Remember WW1
7:39am 7th August 2013
A Dorset MP wants more people to learn about the Great War.
Bob Walter MP, is encouraging local groups to apply for Heritage Lottery Grants to create World War 1 projects to mark the centenary next year.
The Lottery has a million pounds available as part of their First World War: Then and Now programme, for small, community grants.
It is hoped the grants will enable groups to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.
Projects successfully achieving grants are likely to include, researching, identifying and recording local heritage, creating a community archive or collection, conserving and finding out more about war memorials.
Bob says; "The impact of the First World War was far reaching and like many areas across the UK, the impact on the people of North Dorset was extensive. I am, therefore, delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund is making this money available."