Commemoration of the Great War 1914-1918 by David Langford


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Commemoration of the Great War 1914-1918 by David Langford

  1. 1. Commemoration of the Great War 1914-1918 David Langford
  2. 2. Commemoration of the Centenary of WW1
  3. 3. First World War - Centenary Commemorations • The Prime Minister said last autumn: “In total, over £50 million is being committed to these centenary commemorations, and it is absolutely right that the commemorations should be given such priority.” • The Government’s principal partners in the commemorations will be IWM (Imperial War Museums), the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and the Heritage Lottery Fund. • The money given to IWM is for the new First World War galleries. The government also set aside money specifically for First World War projects which is being distributed by the Heritage Lottery Fund: • It will distribute £6 million over the next 6 years (although if demand is high, they may increase this pot of money) • Grants available will be from £3,000 - £10,000 • Funding will be available throughout the UK and open to any group • They will particularly be looking for projects that will engage young people and communities • Applications are welcome from May 2013 • And a decision will be made on any application within 8 weeks of receipt
  4. 4. Heritage Lottery Fund Welcome to our eBulletin May 2013 Boost for First World War commemorations New grant programme to support community projects Cheering troops on converted B-type buses in Arras,France.Read aboutour supportfor the restoration ofone ofthese 'battle buses' in London. Yesterday we launched our new First World War: then and now grant programme at a packed event in Parliament. Described by novelist Sebastian Faulks as “an opportunity for every street, town or village to remember the cataclysmic events of a hundred years ago”, the programme offers grants of £3,000–£10,000 for community heritage projects. We hope these will help communities across the UK deepen their understanding of the conflict's impact, for example by: creating a community archive or collection; developing new interpretation of heritage; researching, writing and performing creative material based on heritage sources. Find out more and apply We also provide grants over £10,000 for First World War heritage projects – find out about all available grant programmes and our recent funding for First World War veteran HMS Caroline.
  5. 5. You may find these pages useful: tWorldWar.aspx In addition to HLF funding, Arts Council England also having grants programmes, particularly Grants for the Arts, which may be worth investigating:
  6. 6. Anenduringeducationallegacycosting£5.3million,jointlyfundedbytheDepartmentfor EducationandtheDepartmentforCommunitiesandLocalGovernment,whichwillallowtwo studentambassadors,plusateacher,fromeachmaintainedschoolinEnglandtovisitFirstWorld WarbattlefieldsandundertakeresearchonlocalpeopletotheirschoolwhofoughtintheWar. StudentsfromandIslandschoolarevisitingtheSommethishalfterm. Atleast£15mfromtheHeritageLotteryFund,includinganew£6mcommunityprojectsfund,to enableyoungpeople,workingintheircommunitiestoconserve,exploreandsharelocalheritageof theFirstWorldWar. EDUCATION
  7. 7. The Centenary of the Great War 1914-1918 Calendar of Events • The following overall 4 year programme has been released by the Government (some of the dates are still provisional): • 3-5 August 2014: Outbreak of the War • [The Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh closes on the 3rd of August; it is hoped to use this to begin the commemorations] • 4 August 2014: National Commemoration in Westminster Abbey. Event at St-Symphorien near Mons. Event at Folkestone where most troops embarked for France. • 4 August 2014: Commemoration Service at Carisbrooke Castle chapel, the Isle of Wight WW1 memorial. • 5 August 2014: National Commemoration Service at Westminster Abbey. • April 2015: Commemorations for the Gallipoli campaign led by Australia with appropriate commemorations in the UK. • 31May/1 June 2016:Services at Scapa Flow and the Firth of Forth. • 1 July 2016: Centenary of the start of the Battle of the Somme. • 2017: Centenary of Passchendaele. • 2018: The last hundred days of the War ending on 11 November. National and local services on Sunday the 11th November.
  8. 8. Isle of Wight • Each organisation will seek to display and tell the story of their part in WWI. • However you may wish to consider the social history surrounding your organisation’s activities as it affects the Isle of Wight. On the one hand we have the men who were recruited to go and fight. The Carisbrooke Castle Museum has a large collection of IOW Rifles artefacts and the Hampshire Regiment Museum is lending additional items for and exhibition in the Museum and also for a traveling exhibition to go round the Island. • But the effects of this conflict reached into the homes of almost every Islander: • How was the IOW affected by the War? • How did the War affect families, horses, transport? • What buildings were erected both military and civil because of the War?
  9. 9. Isle of Wight  Faces of the Isle of Wight – those who served and those who laboured at home. Wives, children and old folk – each has a story to tell. Bring them to life with their stories.
  10. 10. Commemoration of the Great War 1914-1918 David Langford