War Memorials Trust


War Memorials Trust aims to help all war memorial custodians, whatever the nature and size of their war memorial by facilitating repair and conservation projects through grant funding and/or best conservation practice advice.

As the centenary of World War I draws to an end there is currently high demand for grants so just because a project is eligible for funding does not mean the Trust can guarantee a grant can be made. All grant applications are subject to available funding with support given to those memorials where there is greatest need. To find out more about funding read our What we fund advice or Apply now.

Grants are

  • available to support the repair and conservation of war memorials in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man
  • currently available up to 75% of eligible costs with a normal maximum grant of £30,000 and no lower limit
  • 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
  • not obtained quickly. You should be aware the process does take time. The charity will only fund works in-line with best conservation practice to minimise any damage to the war memorial - inappropriate works are often proposed and these will not be supported. In addition, as public money provides some of the grant money appropriate procurement processes are required which means two or three quotes/tenders will be required depending on the size of your project. Information on timeframes is given in some of the relevant steps listed on the left hand side and we encourage you to read through all steps to understand the grant process 

Please note that projects cannot be funded if they have already started or have finished.


Funders include


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