Erith and Thamesmead MP promotes funding First World War education funding scheme (From News Shopper)
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Erith and Thamesmead MP promotes funding First World War education funding scheme
ERITH and Thamesmead’s MP is urging residents to apply for funding to help them learn more about the First World War.
With just a year to go until the centenary of the UK entering the conflict in 1914, Teresa Pearce says local groups and community projects should consider applying for grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The HLF is making at least £1million a year available until 2019 as part of the First World War: Then and Now programme.
The scheme will provide grants of £3,000 to £10,000 enabling groups right across the UK to explore, conserve and share their First World War heritage and deepen their understanding of the impact of the conflict.
Ms Pearce said: "I am pleased the Heritage Lottery Fund is making this money available to local communities.
"Like many areas across the UK, the impact of the First World War on the people of Erith and Thamesmead was massive.
"It is important that younger generations are encouraged to learn about our national history and to develop an understanding of how the First World War shaped our modern world."
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