In recent years we have received an annual Community Learning Grant from Staffordshire County Council towards the cost of hiring rooms at the Old Mining College Centre for our meetings.
We are also grateful to Burntwood Town Council for their continuing support which has enabled us to purchase equipment (a projector and screen) and an annual subscription to Ancestry for member use at our Drop-In Meetings.
In 2014, Burntwood Family History Group received a grant of £4000 from the National Lottery, Heritage Lottery Fund to support the Burntwood Memorial Project. Through this work, Burntwood Family History Group gives recognition to those servicemen men from the local area and surrounding districts who gave their lives for their country in World War 1, men whose names appear on local war memorials. With the co-operation of their families, where that is possible, printed mini-biographies are produced and presented to the family and to the County Archives.
In 2014, via the We Love Lichfield Fund, we also received a grant for £1000 from the Staffordshire Community Foundation to further support the group's work on the Burntwood Memorial Project.
If you want to get involved or you would like more information, please contact the Burntwood Memorial Project co-ordinator, Pam Woodburn.