Hlf presentation perth fww event


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A presentation given by Megan Combe at the Perth and Kinross Council First World War networking event 23.08.13. Presentation covers funding for First World War projects and other open programmes for heritage from the Heritage Lottery Fund

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  • We can fund projects which focus on the First World War under four of our grant programmes. Please refer to the ‘Understanding the First World War’ leaflets which include lots of examples of projects we’ve funded, at all levels.
  • Private owners of heritage
  • Small grants programme - £3,000 -£10,000It’s at the same level as Sharing Heritage – all First World War projects at this level should come under this programme, not Sharing Heritage. Rolling programme - 8 week assessment. We will be funding good applications that involve people of all ages, however, if we are looking at projects in competition, then we will prioritise those that involve young people. (aged 11-25)We will fund activity and travel abroad to help people understand more about the nature and impact of this global war – see FAQs for more information about this.The programme will run until 2019. We are still funding First World War projects under other programmes – we have already spent more than £13million on First World War projects.
  • The heritage of the First World War ranges from the experiences of soldiers, women, children and conscientious objectors, through to places, objects and literature. The long-term impacts of the war mean that its heritage is not confined to the events of 1914-1918, but includes commemorations, memorials, films, artworks as well as any of the changes it brought about.Here are some examples of the heritage that your project might explore.
  • One of the most famous Scottish Women of World War 1 was Dr. Elsie Inglis who has gone down in History as a figurehead for the women’s hospital movement. However little was known of the other women who gave their time and for some sacrificed their lives to help soldiers and allies throughout the Great War. In Serbia they are widely celebrated and there are statues and streets dedicated to the women. This project will carry out research to and gather together information on the lives of the women and produce materials to present to schools, colleges and communities throughout Scotland
  • Using the lenses of social, cultural, employment, geography and bio medical science this project will explore how world war one was responsible for the rise of awareness, and progress in the "normalisation" of disability. Involving local communities, in and around Edinburgh to locate memories, as well as physical artefacts that speak to how society had to change in order to reintegrate large numbers of people with a vast array of physical and mental impairments. Make connections from present day struggles for rights and freedoms, back through history to the men and women who were left impaired after the end of the great war. Locate and explore physical locations such as the hospital at Craiglochart which played an important part in the cultural, medical, and social history of Edinburgh in particular and the world wide struggle for a fairer society.
  • Project title:Huddersfield Rugby League: a Lasting LegacyApplicant:Sporting Pride Community TrustGrant awarded:£99,800 (75%)Project length:May 2012 – November 2014 (2 years 6 months)  1. The heritage focus of the projectVolunteers of all ages in Huddersfield are researching the history of rugby league in their area, in particular the impact that the war had on their local club, from the life of star team member and soldier Douglas Clark to recruitment efforts aimed at enlisting rugby players. 2.What the project did With the help of the Western Front Association, the project collected, recorded and displayed documents, photographs and oral histories relating to Huddersfield’s sporting history and the impact of the First World War upon it. These stories were shared on the project website (www.hudderfieldrlheritage.co.uk) and will also be the basis of the project’s exhibition at Huddersfield’s local history museum, libraries and sports clubs. A book is to be produced on Huddersfield in the First World War - the first such publication. A local history study unit for primary schools on the history of Huddersfield in the First War will be written, and a heritage trail through local sites of significance during the First World War produced. 3. Outcomes for heritage Memories of the people of Huddersfield, relating to the sporting heritage of rugby league and stories about the First World War have been recorded for the future. For example, the diary of Douglas Clark, rugby player and soldier on the Western Front, was transcribed for the first time, and may become the basis for a children’s drama.The hidden stories behind conscientious objection in Huddersfield will be made accessible through the project website and the publication on Huddersfield in the First World War.Huddersfield-related items in the national Rugby League archive have been indexed, creating an accessible and user-friendly archive for Huddersfield for the first time.Artefacts and archive material donated to the project will have been conserved to a high standard and put on display in local venues. 4. Outcomes for people People learned more about Huddersfield’s past, not only its sporting heritage but also the impact of the First World War on the town, especially on the rugby team members and their families. Training in heritage skills benefitted many people. 20 volunteers gained skills in archive recording, conservation and oral history techniques. Primary school children will be more aware of the part played by their own town in a major world conflict.Many people, not previously involved in rugby league, enjoyed the project, donating artefacts, researching newspaper archives and participating in events and activities. 5. Outcomes for communities The project developed community reminiscence boxes for hospitals, care homes and community health groups, bringing Huddersfield’s sporting heritage to an audience which would otherwise be unable to access it. In particular, sporting reminiscence is now being used as therapy for people with dementia. View further details about the outcomes we want to achieve for heritage, people and communities 6. Lessons learnt The First World War aspects of the project were integrated from the beginning. Working with the right partner helped with this, with input from the Western Front Association being invaluable in uncovering resources and local stories.Flexibility is essential. It’s important to make careful plans, but be ready to adapt your approach, with HLF’s agreement, if unexpected opportunities arise. It’s important to allow for some slack in a timetable to allow you to take up these opportunities, and to do full justice to your activity plans.It is very important to enthuse your volunteer group at the very beginning, and to ensure there is enough interesting activity to keep them engaged from the start, to prevent people from dropping out. Allow volunteers to follow their interests and to do what they enjoy doing or are good at.
  • Hlf presentation perth fww event

    1. 1. Who we are • One of four lottery funders in Scotland • Support all types of heritage projects • Award grants over £3,000* • £600m for Scotland’s heritage since 1994
    2. 2. Funding for First World War projects First World War: then and now Grants between £3,000 and £10,000 Our Heritage Grants between £10,000 and £100,000 Heritage Grants Grants over £100,000 Young Roots Grants between £10,000 and £50,000
    3. 3. Heritage Grants • Grants from £100,000 + • Two round process with regular deadlines • Decisions up to £2million made by Scotland committee • Can apply for development funding • Projects must benefit heritage, people and communities
    4. 4. Young Roots • Grants between £10,000 and £50,000 • Single round process – decision within 8 weeks • For projects led by Young People aged 11 - 25 • Encourages partnerships between youth and heritage organisations • Emphasis on developing young people’s skills and engaging with heritage
    5. 5. Our Heritage • Grants from £10,000 - £100,000 • All types of heritage • Not for profit groups and private owners of heritage can apply • Single round process – decision within 8 weeks • Projects have to meet minimum of one outcome for heritage and one outcome for people
    6. 6. First World War: then & now • For communities to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage • No application deadline • Decision in 8 weeks • Short application form • For projects which benefit all ages • Must achieve one outcome for people
    7. 7. Celebrate • Funding for 2014 Commonwealth Games • 4 Scottish Lottery Distributors • Awards for all model • Projects should celebrate sporting heritage or heritage of the commonwealth • Funding from £500 - £10,000
    8. 8. Heritage of the First World War • Local places • Objects, photographs, documents and newspapers • Individuals and communities affected by the war • Buildings and structures – e.g. factories and hospitals • War memorials • Recordings of memories • Memories of people affected by the war after it happened • Art, literature, music, theatre, film and popular culture • Anything created during or since the war that shows its impact on the UK and people currently living here
    9. 9. The Scottish Women's Hospital in Serbia • Examining the work of Elsie Inglis and her colleagues • Volunteers will research the women’s stories and the impact of the Scottish Women’s Hospitals in Serbia • Material will be produced for exhibitions and education packs for schools and colleges • Grant: £8,300
    10. 10. The First World War and Disability History • Exploring the ‘normalisation’ of disability after the First World War • Using objects, archives, landscapes, buildings and memories to understand attitudes • Helping everyone to find out more about the history by producing accessible illustrations and memory boxes • Grant: £60,000
    11. 11. Huddersfield Rugby League: a lasting legacy • Volunteers are researching the impact of the war on their rugby club • The stories will be shared through an exhibition, a book, a heritage trail and online • Grant: £114,500
    12. 12. HLF project enquiry service • Initial heritage idea • Read HLF’s guidance and project examples • Submit a project enquiry form online at www.hlf.org.uk • Get a response within 10 working days • Develop idea • Apply
    13. 13. Contact us Megan Combe, Development Officer Heritage Lottery Fund 38 Thistle Street Edinburgh EH2 1EN 0131 225 9450 MeganC@hlf.org.uk New – Follow us on twitter @HLFScotland