New grant award for World War One projects

The Word Machine CIC is launching a new grant award for community projects in Plymouth this year.

The Word Machine CIC has been enabled by the Military Covenant to award grants for projects in 2014 to commemorate the first year of war in Plymouth in 1914/15. Community groups and individuals are invited to apply for a grant of up to £1000 to support projects which help Plymouth families to explore their family archives. By accessing family stories, diaries, letters and personal items, we hope to discover more about how Plymouth families experienced the first year of war in 1914/15, how they felt about the amalgamation of Plymouth, Devonport and Stonehouse into one city, and how they feel today about the impact of amalgamation one hundred years on.

The Plymouth’s Great War grant support will be for no more than £1000 in each case, and will only be given to activities or events taking place in Plymouth during 2014. Retrospective grant aid for work already completed or which will have started before the application will be considered. The deadline for receipt of applications is 30th June 2014. P