Many thanks to our Supporters
Heritage Lottery Fund
Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks, and historic places to archaeology, natural environment, and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 36,000 projects with £5.9bn across the UK. www.hlf.org.uk
A grant of £49,700 Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant has been awarded to The Little Victory Ball, an innovative First World War project that will enable local people in the South West to explore the many ways in which families at the time approached the act of remembrance in their homes.
Explaining the importance of the HLF support, the head of the HLF in the South West, Nerys Watts, said: ““The stories of First World War are incredibly diverse and this project is a really creative way to explain the importance of the conflict, especially to children and people who may miss out on more traditional Museum exhibits, and what it meant for their town. We have already supported over £47m of projects from across the United Kingdom and will continue to support communities like those who will be involved in ‘The Little Victory Ball’ to explore the continuing legacy of this conflict and help local people broaden their understanding of how it has shaped our modern world.”
Frome Town Council
Frome Town council has a grants scheme that encourages and funds community-led projects in the local area that help to achieve the Town Council’s aims of making Frome a sustainable and participatory community and economy. http://www.frometowncouncil.gov.uk/
Call 07732 228022 or CONTACT US to discuss the The Great War travelling museum and pop-up theatre.
The Western Front Association (WFA)
The WFA was formed with the aim of furthering interest in The Great War of 1914-1918. We also aim to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of all those on all sides who served their countries in France and Flanders and their own countries during The Great War.
"The Western Front Association is proud to be co-sponsors of 'The Little Victory Ball', a project that mirrors the association's aims of furthering interest in The Great War and educating and informing the public on this world-changing event. While this is just one of the projects sponsored by the WFA Centenary Fund, it is remarkable in its innovation and originality, and the WFA wish it every success when it goes on tour. An aspect of special importance which influenced the panel's decision was the project's core intent to 'bring an event to communities that do not have access to museums.” http://www.westernfrontassociation.com/
Imperial War Museum
The First World War Centenary Partnership is a network of over 2,400 local, regional, national and international cultural and educational organisations led by IWM (Imperial War Museums).
Together, we are presenting a vibrant global programme of cultural events and activities, online resources, and digital platforms which will enable millions of people across the world to discover more about life in the First World War.
Being a member of the Partnership gives each one of us a stronger collective voice, visibility through the First World War Centenary brand and website, access to a wealth of expertise and resources, and the opportunity to promote your events and activities through the events calendar on 1914.org
With thanks to all these people who continue to support the Little Victory Ball:
- Alex and Jane from In The Woodshed - http://inthewoodshed.co.uk/
- Sara Iles - http://trudoxhill.webeden.co.uk/
- Mendip Community Support - http://www.mendipcommunitysupport.org.uk/
- Visit Nunney - http://www.visitnunney.com/
- Natural Communities Foundation - http://naturalcommunitiesfoundation.org/
- Frome Museum - http://fromemuseum.wordpress.com/
- Flying Tiger Productions - http://www.flyingtigerproductions.co.uk/
- Ben at Strange Old Things Mobile Museum - http://strangeoldthings.blogspot.co.uk/