War Memorials Trust news features reports and items of interest recorded on an as required basis rather than regularly as much of the Trust’s activity is of an ongoing nature which does not generate regular news stories. If you have any questions or enquiries about something you may have read then please contact us.
7th November: News release by Scottish Government regarding the latest Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund grants offers. The scheme is administered by WMT who contribute to the press release. A video of the First Minister's making the announcement is also available.
8th October 2014: News statement responding to the The Victorian Society Top Ten Most Endangered Victorian and Edwardian Buildings in England and Wales 2014 annoucement which includes Sheffield's Crimean war memorial
1st July 2014: News statement responding to the announcement of additional one-off funding for war memorials by the government. The DCMS announcement of £3 million for war memorials can be seen at www.gov.uk/government/news/details-of-5-million-fund-to-repair-protect-and-conserve-first-world-war-memorials-revealed.
1st July 2014: News release on HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron, War Memorials Trust, marking the Welsh National Memorial in Cathays Park, Cardiff with SmartWater to highlight the In Memoriam 2014 campaign. The campaign seeks to reduce war memorial theft and promote the use of SmartWater technology which is available free to war memorial custodians across the UK. For further information visit www.warmemorials.org/im2014-press or www.inmemoriam2014.org.
30th April 2014: News statement related to the Help to Work scheme and cleaning war memorials
3rd April 2014: News statement with full details of projects benefitting from Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund grant offers for March 2014. These further details support the War Memorials Trust and Historic Scotland announcement of the latest awards.
19th December 2013: News statement on UK government announcement about additional funding for war memorials, cemeteries and burial sites associated with World War I
10th November 2013: News statement on our Call to remember: the state of the nation's war memorials and how you can help. You can also read a copy of the recent Call to remember leaflet mailed by War Memorials Trust to people across the UK to encourage greater awareness of our war memorials and encouraging them to share information about their local war memorials on War Memorials Online.
9th November 2013: News statement on the announcement of the plan to list more war memorials in England.
24th September 2013: News statement on receipt of Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant of £9,900 to train Learning Volunteers to work with young people in Kent.
14th August 2013: Public statement on proposals for the World War I memorial plaque located in the former Magistrates Court, Fenton, Stoke-on-Trent.
11th June 2013: News release on The Duchess of Rothesay, Patron, War Memorials Trust, meeting with representatives of the Trust, Black Watch veterans and schoolchildren at the Black Watch War Memorial, Powrie Brae, Angus. Her Royal Highness highlighted the Trust’s work to reduce war memorial theft and promote the use of SmartWater technology by marking the Memorial with SmartWater.
27th May 2013: News statement on the graffiti to two London war memorials
21st February 2013: News statement commenting on the draft National Curriculum and the impact on how young people might engage with war memorials
14th January 2013: News statement responding to the announcement of the Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund in Scotland by First Minister Alex Salmond. Details of the announcement can be found on the Scottish Government website
9th November 2012: News release announcing War Memorials Online, a new website for the public to upload images of war memorials and log concerns for the conservation of these important community and historical sources for future generations
7th November 2012: News statement following the Minister for Crime Prevention, Jeremy Browne's visit to Erith, Kent to discuss war memorial theft with War Memorials Trust
10th September: Public Statement on proposals to relocate the Manchester Cenotaph and associated memorials from St Peters Square Manchester
21st August: Statement on War Memorials Online, formerly known as 'We still remember'
13th July: Statement related to the Scrap Metal Dealers Bill.
25th June: Statement related to the unveiling of the RAF Bomber Command memorial and War Memorials Trust's role in relation to new war memorials. The Trust produces a helpsheet related to new war memorials but is unable to provide funding for them.
14th June: News release: HRH The Duchess of Cornwall, Patron of War Memorials Trust, joined the charity and the SmartWater Foundation at the Royal Artillery memorial to mark it with SmartWater as part of the In Memoriam 2014 campaign on 14th July 2012. Visit our press coverage page for further information and coverage.
Statement about War Memorials Trust involvement in developing a national database of war memorials, the We Still Remember project
Statement about War Memorials Trust involvement in developing a national database of war memorials, the We still remember project