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Centenary Fields

Centenary Fields is working across the UK in partnership with The Royal British Legion to secure recreational spaces in perpetuity to honour the memory of the millions of people who lost their lives in World War I.


Please support Fields in Trust and The Royal British LegionThe Centenary Fields programme was launched in 2014 by Fields in Trust President HRH The Duke of Cambridge.

Delivered in partnership with The Royal British Legion, it is proving to be a unique way to commemorate the World War I centenary and remember those who lost their lives during the conflict, by protecting outdoor recreational space in perpetuity for the benefit of future generations.

Landowners across the UK are encouraged to dedicate a recreational space as a Centenary Field. Suitable spaces include war memorial playing fields and recreation grounds, memorial gardens, parks or recreation grounds that contain a war memorial and other valued green spaces that have some significance to WWI, either existing or planned.

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Plaque unveilingCentenary Fields and you

There are many ways in which you can get involved with the Centenary Fields programme. Find sites already protected as Centenary Fields near you, let us know if you think a site near you may be suitable as a Centenary Field, organise a Centenary Have a Field Day on your local protected Centenary Field, or donate to the programme to help us achieve our targets.



Centenary Fields for Local Authorities and Parish CouncilsLocal Authorities and Parish Councils

By dedicating land through the Centenary Fields programme you can ensure your valuable green space is protected as a living remembrance to those who fought and lost their lives in World War I. At the same time your local community will be pleased that their local outdoor space is protected for future generations and will always be there. Dedicating a Centenary Field is also in keeping with the spirit of The Armed Forces Community Covenant. Find out more about how to apply to dedicate a space you own as a Centenary Field.



Centenary Fields for Sports ClubsCentenary Fields for Sports Clubs

Countless sports clubs saw war stop play during World War I as many players and sometimes even entire teams went to the front line. We want to ensure their sacrifice is recognised as part of our Centenary Fields programme so we are inviting sports clubs that are more than 100 years old and either own or lease (at least 99 years) their ground to apply.