War Memorials Trust
 

England - Historic England

Historic England (formerly English Heritage) are one of the funders of the Grants for War Memorials scheme  (GfWM) managed on their behalf by War Memorials Trust.

The GfWM

  • has run since 2000 in varied forms. HE is making funds available during the centenary of the First World War to help communities undertake repair and conservation work to freestanding war memorials in England
  • seeks to facilitate repair and conservation works through its grants and act as a catalyst for action. Historic England’s ‘The Conservation, Repair and Management of War Memorials’ gives detailed advice on repair and conservation principles which underlie the scheme
  • promotes 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 but this does not mean they necessarily contravene conservation principles. General maintenance is considered to be the responsibility of custodians
  • is open to all freestanding war memorials in England, from any conflict
  • prioritises funding based on the need for works and their urgency
  • is managed by WMT. All paperwork should be sent to WMT's office to be processed before being allocated to the relevant member of staff
  • receives 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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