Help Look After War Memorials
If there’s a war memorial near you that you care about, here are some ways you could get involved in looking after it.
Apply to fund repairs or conservation work for your war memorial
Grants are available from War Memorials Trust. Find out what makes a project eligible for their funding, how they prioritise projects and how to apply for a grant.
Gallery of listed war memorials
Below is a gallery of some listed war memorials. Please click on the images to enlarge.
Be part of the Missing Pieces Project
Is your local war memorial listed? If it is, why not share your knowledge and photos to the National Heritage List for England (known as the List) for others to discover?
Every snapshot and story you add is an important piece of the picture. And the more pieces of the picture we have, the better we can work together to protect what makes these places special.
Research and record a memorial
Volunteers across the country, together with Historic England, IWM and War Memorials Trust, have worked to ensure that online information about war memorials is as accessible as possible.
The IWM’s War Memorials Register is now a central point to find important research about memorials. It links to:
- War Memorials Online – giving information about the condition of war memorials across the UK
- The National Heritage List for England – showing the list entry for each protected memorial
The War Memorials Register also holds the names of over 1 million men and women named on memorials across the country, allowing everyone to search which memorials family members are commemorated on.