War Memorials Trust


War Memorials Trust administers a number of grants schemes which between them cover the whole of the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.  

Funders include the UK government, Historic England, Historic Environment Scotland and War Memorials Trust (which raises money through fundraising to support grants).


Grants are currently available up to 75% of eligible costs with a normal maximum grant of £30,000.

Depending on the cost of your project you will have different requirements in relation to obtaining quotes/tenders. Grants can start from as little as £50 and have been above £30,000 in exceptional cases where substantial projects have been undertaken. War Memorials Trust seeks to help all war memorial custodians, whatever the nature and size of their war memorial by facilitating repair and conservation projects. 

Please note this section of the website is currently under review so please read this page in alongside other sections and return to check for updated information 

We are updating this page and providing more detailed information and revised materials as we look to streamline the application process to make it easier for applicants.

  • If you are unsure if your project will be eligible, having read the information, then we suggest you email or post details of your memorial with photographs to WMT and we can provide guidance on eligibility - please be aware it can be difficult to do this over the telephone without seeing what your war memorial looks like so photographs are important. If emailing photographs please be aware we cannot accept emails larger than 8MB so you may need to send photographs over multiple emails. Alternatively you can upload them via a Condition Report on the War Memorials Online website
  • If you have any questions you can call the Conservation Team on 020 7233 7356


All our 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.

Please note that the Trust cannot provide retrospective funding so if you have already finished your project we cannot give a grant.


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