Seed Corn Funding Applications

Grants up to a maximum of £2000 per project will be awarded to enable community- based researchers (eg community groups, residents’ associations, third sector organisations, museums, schools) and, where appropriate, their partners to participate in the Bristol Festival, 27-28 April 2019.

Successful applications will have a clear link with the themes of the Festival: First World War conscientious objection; resistance to war and its legacies; ‘hidden histories’; questions around commemoration; engaging those hitherto uninterested in the First World War centenary.

We aim to support people who might not otherwise be able to participate in the Festival. We can help you to:

  • fund new research to share at the Festival
  • produce materials based on past and/or current research to bring to the Festival
  • develop creative ways of sharing your research with diverse audiences at the Festival
  • stage or showcase your work at the Festival

Your project may have a local or a national focus. You may already have received funding for the project, but need some additional help to bring it to Bristol.

We also welcome applications from people who are unable to apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund, either on ethical grounds, or because their requirements fall below the minimum threshold for a First World War Now & Then Grant

There will be two rounds:

  • Round 1 will close on Monday 16th July 2018
  • Round 2 will close on Friday 16th November 2018

In addition, where the funding allows, we will consider applications outside these rounds, but precedence will be given to those who apply within these rounds.

(Where funds allow, applications may also be considered after the rounds)

Please send your applications to:

Your application will be assessed by a panel drawn from the ‘Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience’ team and the Everyday Lives First World War Engagement Centre. Their decisions will be based on an assessment of:

  • Relevance to the Festival themes
  • Value for money
  • Dependence on funding in order to participate in the Festival
  • Originality of perspective, research, or output



Your APPLICATION should cover the following

Name of applicant

Contact details (email, phone number)

Who is covered by this application? (Name of group, organisation or participants, any partners)

Any websites associated with the applicants

Title of your project

Short description of your project, indicating how it is relevant to the theme of ‘Commemoration, Conflict & Conscience’. Max 200 words

Research aims and any creative outputs

Please tell us if you have already received funding for this or a related project (Name of funder; amount awarded; year awarded)

What would you like us to fund?

How will this enable you to participate in the Bristol Festival 27-28 April 2019? (What do you expect to contribute?) Max 200 words


Budget with an explanation of why these costs are necessary. (Please itemise, e.g. travel and accommodation; printing costs; materials)