Communities looking to restore war memorials are being reminded that time is running out to apply for funding to help with the work.

The Powys War Memorials Project has announced a closing date of July 12, 2019, for initial enquiries for memorial restoration projects.

Hosted by Powys County Council (PCC), the scheme provides grants of up to £5,000 for repairs for individual memorials with up to £200 is available to improve war memorial surroundings such as fencing, gates or lighting. The grants from the project can cover up to 90 per cent of the cost of the work.

Work on the latest project, the renovation of the beautiful marble memorial plaque within St John the Divine Church, Cwmbach, near Builth Wells, will be marked with a community songs of praise and rededication event at 3pm on Sunday, June 9, at the church.

Under the scheme, any type of established First World War memorial in the county is eligible, including stone obelisks, stained glass windows, plaques or statues. The application process for a grant is "quick and easy" according to the council.

It commemorates the centenary of the First World War in the county and has been funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cadw and the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

The project can also provide funding to support:

• Training to research the names of the fallen of the First World War and for interpretation boards to share that information.

• First World War themed walks and trails.

• First World War events, activities and performances.

•Other First World War themed projects and initiatives.

A PCC spokesperson said: "The funding gives Powys a chance to remember the fallen and can be source of great pride in every community. More information including case studies can be found on the website

"Please email enquiries to the new project officer Catherine Pugh, email:"