Because I knew the BBC and other programmes are focussing on the First World War at the moment, (been 100 years) I knew there would be some funding in this area. I had a look at the Coventry City Council Website, and they mentioned the Heritage Lottery Fund, who are offering different pots of money for different projects. These can be anything from rebuilding derelict buildings to introducing the history of the First World War to primary school students. I would be looking at the Sharing Heritage fund, which offers £3,000 – £10,000. I have contacted the West Midlands department to see if this project would be applicable for my project, applicants take 8 weeks to process.
“This grant programme is for community projects that focus on the First World War, with a whort application and quick decision.” My project fits into this brief nicely. They also give out useful information on digital technologies used for the project
I will also look at more local ways of funding, so I will contact the Herbert Art Gallery to see how interested in my project they might be. Even if it is just for advertisement purposes:
I will also contact the Warwick Arts Centre:
Funds available to commemorate 100th anniversary of First World War. Available: http://www.coventry.gov.uk/news/article/791/funds_available_to_commemorate_100th_anniversary_of_first_world_war. Last accessed 4th March 2014.
http://www.theherbert.org/news/first-world-war-object-donations. Last accessed 4th March 2014
http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/whatwefund/firstworldwar/Pages/Grants3-10.aspx#.Uxcs-lwdUds. Last accessed 4th March 2014
http://www.hlf.org.uk/HowToApply/goodpractice/Documents/Using_Digital_Technology_Good_Practice.pdf.. Last accessed 4th March 2014