05 MAY 2018

LEAVE A LEGACY FOR SUFFRAGE CENTENARY SAYS MP

"There can be no better legacy of the Centenary of Women's Votes than inspiring a whole new generation of young people" Caroline Dinenage MP

Local MP, Caroline Dinenage, has today encouraged local groups to take advantage of Government grants to mark the centenary of women gaining the vote.

The Government has made available £1.5 million for local groups to celebrate, inspire, educate and to encourage participation of young people in the democratic process.

Grants are available for £2000 to £65,000 and applications can be made online www.womensvoteforcenteneryfund.co.uk before the 17th May.

Commenting on the scheme Caroline said:

"The centenary celebrations so far serve as a timely reminder how important our precious democratic freedoms are and how hard one they were.

Many Suffragists did not live to see the vote but campaigned on behalf of women and girls not yet born.

It is that spirit that I encourage local groups to apply and create a new legacy of those campaigns and I am very pleased to see the Government making this grant money available."

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