War Memorials Trust

Scotland - Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund

Historic Environment Scotland (formerly Historic Scotland), and the Scottish Government, funded the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund (CMRF) managed on their behalf by War Memorials Trust.

The scheme ran from April 2013 through to March 2018 allocating £1 million to support the repair and conservation of around 125 projects in Scotland.

With the CMRF now closed funding for war memorials in Scotland is currently available through funding from the UK-wide First World War Memorials Programme supported by UK government and funds raised by War Memorials Trust. Anyone interested in applying for funding should start by reviewing the Apply for a grant section of WMT's website and completing a Grants Pre-application form



  • was announced by the Scottish Government in January 2013 making £1 million available between April 2013 and March 2018 to help communities undertake repair and conservation work to war memorials in Scotland
  • sought to facilitate repair and conservation works through its grants and act as a catalyst for action.  Historic Environment Scotland’s Short Guide ‘The repair and maintenance of war memorials’ gives detailed advice on repair and conservation principles which underlie the scheme
  • promoted current best conservation practice. This is a key principle at the heart of the scheme to ensure no works are damaging to a memorial and ensure it is maintained for future generations. Some works may be considered to be outside the scope of funding if funds become limited but this does not mean they necessarily contravene conservation principles. General maintenance is considered to be the responsibility of custodians
  • was open to all war memorials of any type, from any conflict
  • prioritised funding based on the need for works and their urgency
  • was managed by a WMT Conservation Officer based in Scotland. All paperwork should be sent to WMT's London office to be processed before it is dealt with by the Conservation Officer in Scotland
  • received applications via the standard WMT channels so anyone interested in applying for funding should start by reviewing the Apply for a grant section of WMT's website and completing a Grants Pre-application form

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