Big Ideas have received a National Lottery grant from the Big Lottery Fund to make the project Tull100 — Football Remembers UK-wide. In addition to those from England, groups from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will now be able to join the project to remember Walter Tull and stand up against discrimination by doing the No Barriers medal challenge. Tull100 is funded by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
Professional footballer Walter Tull was the first infantry officer of black heritage in the British Army. From the football pitch to pitch battle, he made history. Tull100 has “No Barriers” as its central message and will counter discrimination promoting equality and inclusion irrespective of race, gender, sexuality, age or any other discrimination.
To mark the centenary of Walter Tull’s death on 25 March 1918, schools, football teams, youth, arts and voluntary groups are all invited to celebrate his achievements with Tull100. Groups from across the UK should visit the Tull100 project page for further information.
Find out how to earn your medal, receive your free Tull100 resource pack and apply for small scale funding by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.