Remember Together is a WW1 programme which aims to engage communities in discovering and commemorating stories from the period within their own local area. Big Ideas are inviting local history, community groups, and schools across Northern Ireland to get involved. 

This World War One commemorative programme offers an expenses scheme for small-scale funding (up to £100), for groups to create Remembrance activities in the lead up to the Centenary of Armistice this November. A group can be a collective of at least eight people.

 

A range of informative, creative and educational free resources are also available. For groups who wish to research local burial sites of World War One service personnel, access to databases which catalogue this information is also offered. 

 

Applications are being accepted until 26th November 2018, from those who wish to discover and remember World War One through one of the following Remember Together programmes:

 

  1. Tull100 — Football Remembers

Tull100 celebrates and commemorates Walter Tull, one of Britain’s first black professional footballers and the first person of black heritage to become an officer in the regular British Army. Schools and community groups can earn medals by discovering Walter Tull’s story, remembering him with activities such as football matches or letter writing, and by taking action to make their community more inclusive with a ‘No Barriers’ discussion.

 

  1. Trailblazers: World War One’s Inspirational Women

Celebrate the lives of inspirational women from the First World War and identify contemporary trailblazing women in your community. Request our free resource pack featuring the stories of 20 inspirational women – suffragettes, writers, doctors, botanists, soldiers, footballers and munitions workers - from the First World War. Feature ‘Trailblazers’ in your community, through an exhibition, performance, talk or other creative approach.

 

  1. The Unremembered: World War One’s Army of Workers

The Unremembered project commemorates the Labour Corps, who came from across the Commonwealth and beyond. Many died, yet today their contribution and sacrifice is rarely acknowledged. Groups can organise commemorative activities such as making a wreath or using The Unremembered database to find local Labour Corps graves and discover little-known local heritage. The Unremembered map is also available for groups to learn about the history of the different Labour Corps from across the world.

 

  1. Motherhood, Loss & the First World War

This project acknowledges the universality of bereavement as the defining experience of the First World War, with a special focus on the impact on mothers – an overlooked aspect of grief from the period. Bring members of your community together through activities such as reading letters between First World War mothers and sons, visiting graves and memorials, researching local stories, playing music and creative writing.

 

  1. Remember RAF100 

Remember RAF100 marks the formation of the RAF and commemorates air service personnel who lost their lives in World War One. Our resources provide primary schools with poems, lesson plans, and a step-by-step guide to making your own plane and a poetry book to illustrate, along with a poster demonstrating how to discover local RAF WWI graves.

 

If you or any group within your network is interested in finding out more about the Remember Together programme, visit our website at big-ideas.org or get in touch via email at [email protected] to request further information about projects, funding application forms or access to free resources.