A COMMUNITY funding pot is available for those looking to help support and deliver the yearlong Hadrian's Wall 1900 Festival

Thanks to the grant awarded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, community grants are open to anyone to apply for funding of £250 to £5,000 to help support the delivery of activities ahead of the festival. 

The festival looks to bring numerous activities that celebrate life on the Wall from Roman times to the present day, with the new funding aiming to widen the activity offering. 

Jane, Lady Gibson, Chair of Hadrian’s Wall Partnership said: "This latest funding award means that communities along the wall can turn an idea into reality. 

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"We are really looking forward to hearing about what people have got planned to celebrate 1900 years of history and really showcase our wonderful UNESCO World Heritage Site," she said. 

Applications will be open for a month at a time, for three rounds in May, July and September. 

A packed and ever-growing year-long programme is unfolding each month, with a diverse programme schedule on offer that’s been developed by communities, attractions, and organisations. 

The Festival launched on Hadrian’s birthday on Monday January 24, with the yearlong programme culminating with Saturnalia on December 17 - 23, later this year.

The grants programme will be delivered and administered by Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums (TWAM) in partnership with English Heritage on behalf of the Hadrian’s Wall Partnership. 

To find out more about the grants on offer and the programme schedule, visit www.1900.hadrianswallcountry.co.uk

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