High Peak residents are being offered support to stage their own events to commemorate the First World War.
Derbyshire County Council has received £84,600 in Heritage Lottery Funding to set up Derbyshire Lives in the First World War, while High Peak Borough Council has also made £20,000 available to community groups and town councils.
The county council money will pay for a project manager, museum and history expert Glynn Wilton, to work with community groups, help provide information and advice about staging events and offer groups help to find sources of financial support. Contact Glynn at Derbyshire Record Office, New Street, Matlock, DE4 3FE or call 01629 539217.
The borough council fund is open to applications from ‘not for profit’ community benefit organisations such as community groups and charities, social enterprises and town and parish councils.
Application forms are available at www.highpeak.gov.uk/hp/WWOne and should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to him at High Peak Borough Council, PO Box 136, Buxton SK17 1AQ.