Alison McGovern

Wirral South

Alison urges local organisations to apply to fund World War One projects

Alison McGovern MP encourages organisations in Wirral South to apply for a grant to commemorate the First World War

The Heritage Lottery Fund is making £2million of grants available for communities to mark the First World War but Wirral South is yet to receive money to form a project which would explore, conserve and share local heritage of what is otherwise known as the Great War.

Alison McGovern MP for the area is now urging organisations in her constituency to apply for a grant. The grants available range between £3,000 and £10,000.

Thanks to funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund there are now 1.620 First World War projects taking place across the UK.

Speaking of the importance of  marking the First World War centenary Alison McGovern said “All of us have ancestors who would have lived through the First World War which affected people all over the world and it is so important for our future generations to discover and learn more about the historic event which has shaped the world we live in today. It is a huge part of everybody’s history. Wilfred Owen, who lived in Birkenhead, was a leading poet during the First World War so Wirral has many interesting connections. I wouldn’t like to see Wirral South miss out and I would encourage people to apply.”

So far 83% of constituencies have been reached but the Heritage Lottery fund is striving to reach out to all UK constituencies.

If you have an idea for a project you can find out more applying for funding at www.hlf.org.uk

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