Does your local war memorial need conservation?

memorialThe War Memorials Trust administers three grant schemes which between them cover the whole of the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.  Information on each grant scheme, eligibility and the application process can be found under the respective grant scheme headings.  The ‘Advice for applicants’ section provides detailed guidance on how to undertake all stages of a memorial project and the grant process.

If you think your project may be eligible for funding, the first stage for any funding enquiry is to complete a ‘Grants Pre-application form’. If the project is eligible for funding an application form for the appropriate scheme will then be provided.

Types of works we can fund:

  • Conservation
  • Like-for-like repair
  • Structural repair/stabilisation
  • Reinstatement of lost elements that form an integral part of the design
  • Addition of names where they can be accommodated on the memorial
  • Professional condition surveys and structural reports

Types of work we cannot fund:

  • New war memorials
  • Maintenance
  • Inappropriate work or methods
  • Relocation, unless the memorial is ‘at risk’ and as a last resort
  • Works to graves of any type
  • Applications to multiple schemes administered by the Trust for the same work
  • Where the work has already started or been completed

All the grant schemes are open to anyone to apply; individuals or organisations, including councils. If you are not responsible for the war memorial you must provide written proof that you have the custodian’s consent to carry out the proposed works.

DON’T FORGET: the War Memorials Trust have have developed its Learning Programme to teach young people, the next generation of war memorial custodians, about the history and significance of war memorials.  View their website here.

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