Toby Perkins MP, the Member of Parliament for Chesterfield has today welcomed news that £5,322,554 of National Lottery money has been invested in Chesterfield’s heritage projects since 1994.
Toby said: “Chesterfield has an incredibly rich history and I’m delighted to learn that thanks to the National Lottery local people have been exploring and enjoying that heritage. Just like many towns and cities across the UK, the Chesterfield we live in today was shaped by the First World War.”
From exploring local archaeology and restoring local parks and buildings to protecting wildlife and researching local history, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) has awarded more than 40 grants to heritage projects in the area.
Now, HLF is encouraging people in Chesterfield to apply for grants between £3,000 and £10,000 to undertake projects exploring the impact and legacy of the First World War beyond 1918.
Toby added, “The projects and events that the Heritage Lottery Fund have funded in Chesterfield not only ensure we remember and celebrate our history, but are important in increasing tourism in the area and boosting the local economy. I strongly encourage local people to make use of the money available from the HLF and I am happy to lend my support to funding bids.”