Community Challenge Fund Application Form

The Centre for Hidden Histories aims to support local groups and societies keen to commemorate the role of their communities in the First World War. To that end, we’re inviting applications to a Community Challenge Fund, which has been established to support small community-led activities to investigate and commemorate the legacies of the years 1914-19. We are particularly keen to offer support to projects that focus on histories that fall outside of the traditional image of the Western Front.

These histories may include, but are not limited to, themes of migration and displacement, the experience of ‘others’ from countries and regions within Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, and the impact and subsequent legacies of the war on diverse communities within Britain and the impact on remembrance and commemoration, identity and faith.

The funds will enable community groups to gain access to research and/or technical facilities and expertise in order to develop projects or to support an event or visit in support of their research.

Our main aim is to engage with communities that form part of contemporary British society to develop ways of remembering and commemorating WWI from different perspectives. We want to ensure that diverse cultural memories of the period are retold and remembered to form part of a more complex and layered history of WWI. Projects may be devised with the aim of fostering further work to be completed in partnership with professional researchers.

Challenge Funds are not limited in any particular way, but applicants are encouraged to demonstrate the research they are aiming to achieve. Funded activities could include:

• Support to undertake a specific piece of research, such as funding travel to an archive
• Funding for training in research or presentation skills
• Access to research facilities and research support

As a condition of the award, we ask that groups co-operate in recording and publicising outcomes funded by the Challenge Fund and that relevant material is added to historypin.org

No match funds are required. Applications can be made for a maximum of £500.

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