Heritage Lottery Fund launches One Centenary 100 Stories to showcase WWI events

Main Image: 14-18 NOW's We're Here Because We're Here project, which will be showcased as part of teh HLF's One Centenary 100 Stories

#OneCentenary100Stories will run until Armistice Day 2018 (Sunday 11 November) and will highlight 100 stories from National Lottery-funded (HLF) First World War Centenary projects across Twitter, Instagram and Facebook

HLF will be live on  its Facebook page from midday today from the Imperial War Museum London’s First World War Galleries, one of more than 2,000 Centenary projects funded by the National Lottery

Today also marks the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Amiens, France that led to the end of the First World War

HLF will share people’s experiences, discoveries and personal responses to exploring the diverse of the Great War, which range from visitors to large projects such as the newly restored HMS Caroline in Belfast to thousands of community projects exploring the impact of the conflict locally and globally.

Almost £100m of National Lottery money has been invested in Centenary projects so far and the fund says the impact has been felt throughout the UK with 9.4m people taking part.

“National Lottery funding has been instrumental in helping people participate in the First World War Centenary,” said Karen Brookfield, HLF First World War Centenary lead.  “But its real success has been enabling millions of people right across the UK, from all backgrounds and communities, to explore and share the First World War stories most important to them. One Centenary 100 stories brings those experiences together to create a truly UK picture of the Centenary.”

The HLF has funded the prominent projects at Imperial War Museum, HMS Caroline and the diverse range of events organised by 14-18NOW, the Centenary’s cultural programme and has allowed cultural organisations and the public to reimagine how the conflict is commemorated.

Share Your Story

Follow #OneCentenary100Stories to find out what people have been exploring, learning and sharing. If you have participated in a National Lottery-funded Centenary project share your story on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, using the hashtag and tagging @HeritageLottery and @TNLUK.