Aims/Priorities: Works to freestanding war memorials in England are eligible for support through the Grants for War Memorials funded by English Heritage and The Wolfson Foundation. 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.

Grant amount: 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.

Types of things we fund:

  • Conservation
  • Like-for-like repair
  • Structural repair/stabilisation
  • Reinstatement of lost elements that form an integral part of the design
  • Addition of names where they can be accommodated on the memorial
  • Professional condition surveys and structural reports

War Memorials Trust currently runs four different grant schemes. They all have different eligibility criteria and separate application forms. Eligibility to a particular scheme will depend on where in the UK the memorial is located, whether it is freestanding or not and what work you propose. Information is available on the website.

Application Process: You need to check your eligibility and submit an ‘Grant Pre-application Form’ to clarify if the Grants for War Memorials scheme is right for your project before an application can be submitted.

Deadline: Applications can be submitted at any time.

Contact information: 42a Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 0RE

Tel: Conservation advice/grants: 020 7233 7356

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