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Project information

Learning Programme

Promote the importance of preserving war memorial heritage to young people in the lead up to the centenary of World War I.

January 2011 - December 2013

Charity information: War Memorials Trust

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  • Need


    War Memorials Trust works to protect and conserve war memorials in the UK. It provides advice, information and administers grant schemes that help preserve war memorials today.

    It is vital that younger generations understand the importance of our war memorial heritage so that they continue to preserve war memorials in the future. The Learning Programme will ensure young people learn about their war memorial heritage.


    With the death of the last British based World War I veterans in 2009, and the passing of many who served in World War II, war memorials are changing. They are becoming historical touchstones, a means to explain the past rather than remembering something experienced.

    The Learning Programme will ensure young people have the opportunity to understand the importance of war memorials and why they should work to ensure their preservation.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    A three year Learning Programme run by a specialist Learning Officer.


    » The preparation and creation of learning materials for use by schools youth groups and cadet units.
    » The development of tools to deliver the materials including a website and learning packs.
    » The preparation of talks that could be delivered by trained Trust representatives such as Regional Volunteers to schools, youth groups or cadet units
    » The creation of partnerships with relevant schools, youth groups and cadet units to trial the programme.

    What success will look like

    Success will be the implemetation of the programme and take up by schools, youth groups and cadet units across the UK.

  • Impact


    The Learning Programme will ensure War Memorials Trust is active in working with young people. It should encourage a greater understanding of war memorials amongst young people across the UK.

    Success will be demonstarted with the implemetation and development of materials and the emans to deliver them and the interest shown by schools, youth groups and cadet units.


    There is a risk the charity cannot secure the funding but it has committed its own funds to start the fundraising to demonstrate its commitment to the idea.

    There is a risk that a Learning Officer is not secured but the Trust has prepared a comprehensive application pack to identify its needs clearly and ensured its package is competative in the sector.


    Details of the Learning Programme will be featured regularly in the Trust's Bulletin. Donors will receive regular reports as they request.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £150,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £105,847 Staff costs Recruitment, salary, tax, pension, training, redundancy
      £30,000 Website and materials Production of materials and website
      £14,153 Other Providing training, develop speaker programme, evaluation, contingency
  • Background


    Across the UK


    Young people across the UK including at school, at youth groups (eg Scouting) or cadet units.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    War Memorials Trust is the only charity that works to protect and conserve war memorials in the UK. It has unique expertise that can be used to deliever a Learning Programme on this subject.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Learning Officer - To Be Appointed

    The key delivery role in creating, implemeting and developing the Learning Programme.

    War Memorials Trust Director - Frances Moreton

    Support the Learning Officer and ensure the Learning Programme meets the strategic needs of the charity. Ensure all staff support the programme.