Gosport MP Caroline Dinenage is urging communities in her constituency to apply for a portion of the new £4m Heritage Lottery Fund money to explore the impact of World War One.

The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that new National Lottery money will be available to help communities across the UK mark the centenary of the First World War, following the huge success of its community grants programmes, First World War: Then and Now.

Between 2015 and 2016, communities looking to explore, conserve and share local heritage of the First World War will be able to apply for grants between £3,000 and £10,000.

Commenting on the initiative, Caroline said:

“It is really important that we keep our heritage alive, particularly for younger generations to whom World War One is becoming increasingly distant. 

Here on the Gosport peninsula we have a rich military history and plenty of stories to tell so I would encourage communities with an idea for their own project to get in touch with the Heritage Lottery Fund.” 

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