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Small Grants Fund

The project has a Small Grants Fund to support community groups to engage in commemoration.

Individual grants of up to £500 are available.

The funding exists to give some extra help with commemoration: to make putting on an event, or creating an activity connected with the centenary a little easier.

The Worcestershire World War 100 Hundred Heritage Lottery Funded (HLF) project aims to commemorate the centenary of the First World War by bringing together organisations and communities across Worcestershire to highlight and share public collections and to remember the contribution of local families through stories, events and by bringing previously unseen private collections to public attention.

Project themes

The project is keen to support communities to look at the local effect of the war on Worcestershire throughout the 5 years. Every year, there will be a general pot available, but we will be supporting different themes each year.

Year 1: Soldiers and families

Year 2: Contribution of local people to the war

Year 3: Improvements in healthcare

Year 4: Effect on women: education and employment

Year 5: Legacy of the war in the 20th century

What you can apply for

The project will accept applications to support the purchase of equipment, such as AV or PA items; or it could be for help to put on a retro-themed tea party supporting a commemorative event. The project is open to suggestions, provided that your acitivity meets the project aims and/or one of our themes.

Project applications should be clear about how the work contributes to the overall project aims, and should address at least two of the following criteria:

Goal 1: Opportunities for current generations to understand the impact of the Great War.

Goal 2: Engage the community.

Goal 3: Link the resources of museums, archives and cultural organisations with local areas.

Goal 4: Volunteers undertaking sustained activity.

Goal 5: Developing heritage and educational skills.

How to apply for a Small Grant

Applications in the first round may be submitted for events and activities up to 30 June 2015.

A third round of the grant will open in the late autumn for events running in 2016.

Please read the guidance document before submitting an application.

Guidance Word

Guidance PDF

An application form may be downloaded here, please read it carefully before submitting.

Application form Word

Application form PDF

Please submit your application to

Small Grants Fund

Worcestershire World War One Hundred

Worcestershire Archives

The Hive

Sawmill Walk

The Butts