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Grants for War Memorials

We have been providing grants for the conservation and repair of war memorials since 2001.

Between 2004 and 2014 we partnered with the Wolfson Foundation in providing grants for war memorials. All our funding for war memorials is now administered on our behalf by War Memorials Trust.

War memorials are a unique aspect of our national heritage. You will find a war memorial at the heart of almost every community in England. You can visit the Grants Showcase on the War Memorials Trust website to see some of the work we have supported to date.

How to apply

Government has made significant sums available for communities wishing to repair and conserve their war memorials during the centenary of the First World War. Grants are available for between £300 and £30,000 and for up to 75% of eligible costs.

Please visit the War Memorials Trust website for more details on the types of funding available, the eligibility criteria and how to apply. Their Conservation Officer will be happy to help you with your enquiry and on many other aspects of how to care for war memorials.

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