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We offer an expenses scheme for small-scale funding for community groups to participate in our projects. Scroll down to see our current available funding.

Could you become a community hub? These are organisations or networks that we work with as ‘hubs’ for community engagement in their area with Big Ideas projects. Hubs will use their existing community networks, as well as reaching out to new community groups locally. They can be awarded up to £1,000 through our eligible expenses scheme. Visit our hubs page to find out more or fill in the Community Hubs Application Form.

Is your group based in Northern Ireland or Wales? Please contact Shauna McNeilly (Northern Ireland) at shauna.mcneilly@big-ideas.org or Susan Dalloe (Wales) at susan.dalloe@big-ideas.org.

Motherhood, Loss and the First World War acknowledges the universality of bereavement as the defining experience of the First World War with a special focus on the impact on mothers — an overlooked aspect of grief from the period. Your group can research mothers from the UK who lost sons or daughters whilst they were serving in the First World War. Read more about the project on our Motherhood project page.

Funding

With support from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make the project UK-wide, Big Ideas is offering a small-scale expenses scheme to help cover costs associated with any local activity or events taking place for Motherhood, Loss and the First World War in 2018. You can apply for up to £200.

Download the funding application below then send your completed application to us at mothers@big-ideas.org.

Motherhood, Loss, and the First World War Community funding application form

Remember RAF100

Remember RAF100 is a First World War commemoration programme which marks the formation of the RAF 100 years ago (on 1 April 1918) as well as commemorating the many air service personnel who lost their lives during the First World War. With the project you can discover their stories, remember their contribution, and share your findings with your community. Read more about the project on our Remember RAF100 project page.

Funding

Remember RAF100 is funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and RAF100, through the Chancellor’s LIBOR funds. Big Ideas is offering a small-scale expenses scheme to help cover costs associated with any local activity or events taking place for Remember RAF100 in 2018.

Schools and community groups can apply for up to £200 per class or group to get involved in the project. The programme is a unique opportunity for schools and community groups across the UK to mark the centenary of the Armistice, and to discover and commemorate the contributions of the RAF in the First World War and the present day.

Download the funding application below then send your completed application to us at RAF100@big-ideas.org.

Remember RAF100 Community funding application form

Trailblazers encourages young people to explore the incredible lives of women from the First World War, to discover Trailblazing women in your locality, and to develop as future Trailblazers. Schools and community groups across the country can research a contemporary Trailblazer in your local community and host an exhibition celebrating the incredible achievements of women today. Read more about the project on our Trailblazers project page.

Funding

With support from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make the project UK-wide, Big Ideas is offering a small-scale expenses scheme to help cover costs associated with any local activity or events taking place for Trailblazers in 2018.

Groups can celebrate inspirational women from World War One by exploring Trailblazers of World War One and today. We can offer up to £200 for community groups based in the UK.

Download the funding application below then send your completed application to us at trailblazers@big-ideas.org.

Trailblazers community funding application form

Tull100 marks the achievements of Walter Tull, the first man of black heritage to become an officer in the regular British Army and lead his men in battle. He became one of Britain’s first black professional footballers and a First World War hero rising through the ranks to become an officer despite the explicit restrictions to promotion at the time. Read more about the project on our Tull100 project page.

Funding

With support from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make the project UK-wide, Big Ideas is offering a small-scale expenses scheme to help cover costs associated with any local activity or events taking place for Tull100 in 2018.

We can offer up to £200 for community groups across the UK to get involved in innovative projects to discover and explore Walter Tull’s life.

Download the funding application below then send your completed application to us at tull100@big-ideas.org.

Tull100 community funding application form

We are searching for groups across the UK to take part in our project to raise awareness of the lives and experiences of British men and women who served as Labour Corps during the First World War. We have commissioned researchers across the UK to unearth little-known local Labour Corps heritage. Groups can access this research and plan thoughtful commemorative projects. Visit our take part page to find out more and get involved in commemorating the British Labour Corps.

Groups not based in the research locations can still engage with The Unremembered: The British story. We can share our database of over 5,700 Labour Corps service personnel who died whilst serving during the First World War and are buried or commemorated in the UK. Groups can access funding and resources to plan commemorative projects. Read more about the project on The Unremembered project page.

Funding

With support from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make the project UK-wide, Big Ideas is offering a small-scale expenses scheme to help cover costs associated with any local activity or events taking place for The Unremembered in 2018.

We can offer up to £200 for community groups across the UK to organise an activity to commemorate the efforts of the Labour Corps.

Download the funding application below then send your completed application to us at theunremembered@big-ideas.org.

The Unremembered community funding application