Grants & bursaries

There are a number of grant and bursary schemes available to assist in the cost of a Journey of Remembrance, in particular for veterans and widows.


The treasury has announced that it will offer further LIBOR-funded Normandy tours for Normandy Veterans in 2016.

The funding enables a Normandy Veteran and up to 2 carers to travel for free.

Please see our dedicated Normandy page on our website.


The Big Lottery Fund Heroes Return grant scheme enables WW2 veterans (including former prisoners of war), their spouse and a carer (where necessary) to return to where they served in the UK or overseas with substantial funds being made available towards the cost of travel and accommodation.

 To apply, call the special Heroes Return help line on 0845 00 00 121. For more information, visit the Big Lottery Fund website.


This Government sponsored scheme enables war widows (and widowers), who have not done so before at public expense, to make one visit to their husband's (or wife's) grave or memorial overseas.

The scheme covers those who lost a spouse during overseas military Service between 1914 and 1967. Widows/widowers who have since remarried are equally eligible.

The Government will pay the full travel and accommodation cost for eligible widows/widowers and will also pay a carer's travel and accommodation costs within the UK.

Remembrance Travel administers the scheme on behalf of the Government and has already helped more than 4,000 widows and widowers to visit nearly 40 countries in Europe, Africa and the Far East.

Widows/widowers who have already travelled under this scheme are very welcome to travel with us again, but at the full price.