War memorials are a unique aspect of our national heritage. They stand at the heart of almost every community in England as a moving reminder of the terrible losses endured by people in two world wars and other armed conflicts.
Many are impressive examples of 19th and 20th century art and sculpture and range from simple plaques to statues and clock towers.
In partnership with the Wolfson Foundation, English Heritage has made money available for the repair and conservation of free-standing war memorials in England. These grants range from £3000 to £30,000 and for up to 75% of eligible works, are administered by War Memorials Trust.
Applying for a grant
You are encouraged to discuss your repair project with the Conservation Officer at War Memorials Trust before you apply. They will ask you to complete an 'expression of interest' form which is on their website.
The War Memorials Trust Conservation Officer can also advise on many other aspects of caring for war memorials.