Restore glory of your war memorial with our £20,000 fund
FROM gleaming monuments and glorious stained glass cathedral windows, to dusty, faded plaques, they are part of the fabric of our nation.
Britain’s war memorials commemorate the sacrifice, heroism and selflessness of servicemen and women in conflicts from the 7th century Battle of Dunnichen to the Falklands, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Thousands date from the First World War, when millions of men from all over Britain set off to fight in France and Belgium. Many never to returned.
Sadly, many have fallen into disrepair, been forgotten and neglected.
It is estimated by the War Memorials Trust that up to 8,000 memorials may be in a state of disrepair. You can help to improve the picture by checking if your war memorial, and its condition, is included on warmemorialsonline.org. uk. In association with Yesterday, Trinity Mirror has a £20,000 fund that could help return a war memorial in your area to its original glory.
But we need your help to find them. Nominating a memorial is a straightforward process at mirror.co.uk/warmemorialstrust. You can find everything you need to know about making an application at warmemorials.org/grants
All applications need the permission of the owner of the memorial, details of the work needed, how it will be carried out and a planned completion date.
REPAIRS Fund could restore your monument