Grants available to conserve Isle of Wight First World War heritage

Bob Seely says there’s a wealth of local stories waiting to be explored about life following the war. Find out more about an HLF grant to conserve local First World War heritage.


This in from the office of Isle of Wight Conservative MP, Bob Seely. Ed

Island MP Bob Seely is urging community groups and others in the constituency to apply for a grant to explore and conserve local First World War heritage.

The fund is encouraging people to apply for grants between £3,000 and £10,000 to undertake local projects exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War beyond 1918 for its First World War: then and now, initiative.

A wealth of local stories
Topics can be broad in range from looking at the role the war played in bringing about universal suffrage, the introduction of daylight saving or the mechanisation of agriculture.

Bob said,

“There is a wealth of local stories waiting to be explored about life following the war that really should be told as we reach the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict.

“The Isle of Wight has an incredibly rich history and the Island we live on today was shaped by the First World War, so I strongly encourage local people to make use of the money available from Heritage Lottery Fund to explore its legacy further.

“If anyone has an idea for their own project I would urge them to get in touch.”

The money is available through HLF’s community grants programme.

£21,079,430 million of National Lottery money has been invested in Isle of Wight’s heritage projects since 1994.

Image: © Brough Scott General Jack Seely

Tuesday, 8th August, 2017 3:41pm



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4 Comments on "Grants available to conserve Isle of Wight First World War heritage"

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Distressing that we (the Nation) can find plenty of cash to waste on Cap’n Bob’s forebears’ gory, yet we still need food banks.
One day we’ll get a government that has its priorities right. Of course, we’ll have to vote for them…

The grants offered from the Heritage Lottery Fund come from the National Lottery and so the funding is not Govt cash nor directed by Govt. Worth looking at what other heritage related worth the HLF can fund on their website – on the Island the HLF are funding the East Wight Landscape Partnership as well as some other excellent work. The HLF funding for the First World… Read more »
Steve Goodman
The stupidity of that war (“The war to end all wars”) and other conflicts includes much more than the “sacrifice” of young people; almost exactly 100 years ago today my great-grandfather became one of the wasted at Passchendaele. He was 32 years old, with work, wife, and children waiting for him back in Britain; he is now a name on the Menin Gate memorial to the many… Read more »
Mark L Francis

I should have thought that the main legacy of the First world War was the Second World War.