Posted: Mon 4th May 2015

Funding Available To Protect Wales’ War Memorials for people living in or visiting the wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Monday, May 4th, 2015

Communities across Wales are being urged to protect war memorials by taking advantage of a Welsh Government grant.

Wrexham Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths is backing the Grants for Memorial scheme and hoping regional monuments will benefit from the programme.

The scheme is offering funding of up to 70% of eligible cost and up to a maximum of £10,000 to safeguard all types of war memorials.

Wales has over 4,000 memorials to those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

The Grants for Memorial scheme has been developed in partnership with the War Memorial Trust and is administered by Cadw, the Welsh Labour Government’s historic environment service. It is linked to the Welsh Government’s Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914-18 programme, which is leading commemorative activity in Wales in partnership with key organisations.

Lesley Griffiths AM said: “War memorials are a focal point for commemorations, with their symbolic status a lasting reminder to those who gave their lives in service for their country.”

“The Welsh Government’s latest grant scheme will help communities protect and preserve their memorials for future generations.”

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