Heritage Lottery Fund offers £10m for important UK anniversaries

Heritage Lottery Fund offers £10m for important UK anniversaries

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first_img Tagged with: Funding Howard Lake | 25 October 2013 | News  38 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Heritage Lottery Fund offers £10m for important UK anniversaries About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Bicentenary of the Abolition of the trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Act: 2007Bicentenary of Charles Dickens’s birth: 2012Battle of Flodden 600th anniversary: 2013First World WarOf course, the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War occurs next year. HLF has already awarded over £28 million to projects commemorating the conflict. It launched an additional £6 million new small grants programme in 2012 entitled First World War: then and now, which aims to help communities explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage.Anniversary fund GuidanceSo far the funding has simply been announced. Further online guidance and advice will be available to applicants from January 2014.Image: History books by Jiri Fogel on Shutterstock.com AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) is to provide at least £10 million over the next four years to fund projects that mark important anniversaries in the UK.Grants of a few thousand pounds to over £2 million will be made available. These will “help to highlight important historical dates that will resonate with people and communities right across the UK”.Referring to the impact of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Dame Jenny Abramsky, Chair of HLF, said: “There are many other key times of celebration or sadness from our past and from the diverse stories of these islands that have left a similar impression. This Lottery investment will ensure that these pivotal moments, places or people will not be forgotten by future generations.”Which anniversaries qualify?The HLF has not specified particular events or anniversaries but it has listed “moments on the horizon that could be supported by this initiative”.These include:the centenary of Dylan Thomas’ birththe 800th anniversary of Magna Cartathe 600th anniversary of Agincourtthe bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloothe 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s deaththe 700th anniversary of Bannockburnthe 150th anniversary of Beatrix Potter’s birthAnniveraries events that the HFL has funded in the past include: Advertisementlast_img

 

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