Funding is available specifically for War Memorial restoration and conservation projects from the following organisations:

War Memorial Trust

War Memorials Trust is the charity that works for the protection and conservation of war memorials across the UK.

The trust provides advice and information to anyone as well as running grant schemes for the repair and conservation of war memorials.

War Memorials Trust administers three grant schemes which between them cover the whole of the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Examples of eligible works:

• Cleaning, under certain circumstances
• Improving legibility of inscriptions
• Like-for-like repairs
• Professional condition surveys or structural reports by conservation professionals to inform future repair work
• Replacement of lost elements integral to the design of the memorial when supported by historical evidence
• Addition of names, where they can be sympathetically accommodated on the existing memorial

Further information on each grant scheme, eligibility and the application process can be found here

Comprehensive advice for applicants on how to undertake all stages of a memorial project and the grant process can be found here


If you are interested in applying to this scheme, you must first complete a ‘Grants Pre-application form’

If your project is eligible then you will be sent the appropriate application documents

Please ensure you allow adequate time to submit a ‘Grants Pre-application form’ and receive a decision on this, as well as making a formal application if you have specific timeframes in mind.

The Memorial Grant Scheme

Grants towards VAT

The Memorials Grant Scheme, provided by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport provides grants towards the VAT incurred by registered charities and faith groups excepted from registering as charities, in the construction, repair and maintenance of public memorial structures. 

To check your eligibility to claim under the memorial grant scheme please see the eligibility checklist here

To make a claim under the Memorial Grant Scheme please download the application form here

Our advisors are available to assist with any aspect of making a claim, please call us on 0800 093 83 77.


Recent projects




Stone Carving

Lime Motar Repairs

Hand Carved Lettering

DOFF Stone Cleaning

Qualified Crafstmen

Project Management

New Memorial Installation

Health & Safety Audits

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