Local MP Jo Swinson is calling on local groups in East Dunbartonshire to apply for Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) funding to mark the Centenary of the First World War.
HLF is making at least £1million a year available until 2019 as part of the ‘First World War: then and now’ programme for small, community grants. It 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.
Commenting, Jo said:
“I am delighted that the Heritage Lottery Fund is making this money available to local communities to conserve our First World War heritage.
“Our area has had a very successful track record in applying for HLF grants. In the past 15 years, local communities have received over £2million of funding from the HLF to preserve the heritage across the region – including £635,600 to redevelop Kirkintilloch Town Hall and £335,000 for conservation works on New Kilpatrick Parish Church, Bearsden.
“For those who want more information about how to apply for a HLF grant please visit their website www.hlf.org.uk”.