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First World War Centenary

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2018 marks one hundred years since the end of the First World War. The anniversary will be marked across the country and culminates with the lighting of beacons and ringing of bells on 11 November 2018.

Please find below links to other useful websites:

Guidance on holding a beacon event and registration:

Department for Digital, Culture Media and Sport - the Government department leading on national events:

First World War Centenary - information on events and projects to mark the centenary:

The Royal British Legion - WW1 Centenary Information:

Civic Voice - Information on War Memorial Workshops and Toolkits:

Historic England - Protect a war memorial by getting it listed:

Heritage Lottery Fund - Information on grants available from £3,000 to £10,000:

War Memorials Trust - information on the maintenance of war memorials and grant funds available from £50 to £30,000:

Councillors' Community Initiative Fund - Local councillors may be able to help with their own Community Initiative Fund:

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