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MP heralds new National Lottery investment in First World War Centenary

Local MP Justin Madders is urging Ellesmere Port and Neston communities to apply for part of a £4million pot of Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) money to explore the impact of the First World War.

One year away from the Centenary of the Battle of the Somme the HLF has announced new National Lottery money to help communities across the UK mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Justin said:

“The projects and stories that have already been shared as part of the First World War Centenary have been an inspiration; I had the pleasure of visiting the excellent exhibition in Willaston recently, which recorded the sacrifice made by the young men of that village during the First World War.

“It’s so important that we remember the impact of this war one hundred years on. There is still time to apply for National Lottery money and I would urge anyone in Ellesmere Port and Neston with an idea for their own project to get in touch with the Heritage Lottery Fund.”

Following the phenomenal success of its community grants programme First World War: then and now, HLF has made an additional £4million available in 2015/16 for communities looking to explore, conserve and share local heritage of the First World War. Grants are available between £3,000 and £10,000.

More information on how to apply for this HLF funding is available at: http://www.hlf.org.uk/looking-funding/our-grant-programmes/first-world-war-then-and-now

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