War Memorials Trust

0300 123 0764http://www.warmemorials.org

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Registered Charity No: 1062255 (England & Wales).

There are an estimated 100,000 war memorials in the UK. While many are well cared for up to 7,000 are in need of attention, suffering the effects of weathering, ageing, vandalism or theft. War Memorials Trust helps communities ensure that each and every one is in a condition fit to remember those who have died for their country. Sadly, names continue to be added to our war memorials as those who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan join the heroes of earlier conflicts who made the ultimate sacrifice. 

War Memorials Trust provides information and advice on issues related to war memorials and offers financial assistance, through the various grants schemes it administers, for their repair and conservation. Since its foundation, 21 years ago, the charity has offered £5 million to support the repair and conservation of nearly 2,000 war memorials. Of this £5 million, £1.1 million in grants was administered in 2017-18 to 212 communities throughout the UK.

The coming years will see many important anniversaries marked in which war memorials will be the focal point for commemorations. As 66,000 of the UK’s war memorials were erected in the wave of public remembrance following World War I these will commemorate their own centenaries. In addition 2019 sees the 80th anniversary of the start of World War II, 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the commencement of the Korean War and 2022 is the 40th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Your legacy could be your personal memorial to help War Memorials Trust ensure that war memorials are preserved for future generations and the names of those who are commemorated on them are never forgotten. For further information please contact the charity’s Head of Fundraising on 0300 123 0764 or info@warmemorials.org