If you are a custodian of a war memorial or have one in your village or town which requires attention before the centennial event on the 4th August 2014 then you may require funding for the work. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) offer funding for the restoration and repair of World War One memorials, monuments and other artefacts for the centennial. The details can be found here on the HLF site with various options.
So if your war memorial is looking dirty and requires some structural or aesthetic attention then you can seek some assistance for funding from them and get the project underway.
Once the funding is in place then you can get further advice and assistance from the War Memorial Trust (WMT) who also offer funding and advice on the repair and conservation of monuments across the UK. The WMT are a team of conservation officers with training and professional expertise in the conservation and restoration of monuments and will help by providing guidelines and specifications for the work necessary.
We hope that this helps you find the funding for your memorial in time for the event on the 4th August 2014.
Inspire Conservation is managed by ICON accredited conservator Michael Sheppard who is a stone and decorative surface specialist. Inspire restore and conserve historic buildings and monuments nationwide and specialise in war memorials and other stone and timber dedications. Michael has extensive experience in the subject and can help advise you on funding processes and undertaking the conservation work. If you require further information about our services to get your project off the ground then see our page on war memorial cleaning.