WW1 centenary remembrance plans
26 October 2012
More than £50m has been allocated for a 'historic' commemoration of the centenary of the start of the First World War (WW1), Daivd Cameron has announced.
Speaking at the Imperial War Museum earlier this month, the prime minister said he wanted a truly national commemoration and set out plans to mark the centenary in 2014.
The Government's principal partners in the commemoration will be the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Imperial War Museum, but will encompass support for a multitude of other initiatives, large and small, as they come together in the months to come.
Key plans include:
- at least £15m from the Heritage Lottery Fund, including a £6m community projects fund, to enable young people working in their communities to conserve, explore and share local heritage of the First World War.
- a grant of up to £1m from the National Heritage Memorial Fund to support HMS Caroline, the last surviving warship from the First World War fleet. She will now have a secure future in Belfast, where thousands of people will be able to visit her and learn about her unique role in the War.
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