East Ren groups slow on uptake

Money is available for groups.
Money is available for groups.

Organisations and groups in East Renfrewshire have been slow to apply for funds sitting in a £2m pot.

The Heritage Lottery Fund’s ‘First World War: then and now’ community grants programme is available for communities looking to explore, conserve and share local First World War heritage programmed. Grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 are available for ideas which are approved.

East Renfrewshire is one of the areas yet to receive funding for community projects which explore the First World War.

Local MP Kirsten Oswald is urging organisations in East Renfrewshire not to lose out.

She said: “It is very important that we remember the impact of this war one hundred years on. There is still time to apply for National Lottery money and I would encourage anyone in East Renfrewshire with an idea for their own project to get in touch with the Heritage Lottery Fund immediately.”

More information on how to apply for HLF funding is available at www.hlf.org.uk