Big Ideas invites everyone to to make a contribution to a new national Memorial by taking part in Foundation Stones at Home.

You are invited to paint a stone in remembrance of the six million Jewish men, women and children murdered in the Holocaust and all other victims of Nazi persecution. You can also choose to dedicate your stone to those murdered in subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

Foundation Stones from across the United Kingdom will be laid within the foundations of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London. Each painted stone is a commitment to remember the past and to build a future free from all forms of prejudice, discrimination and hatred.

‘An artist’s impression of the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre, London’

A meaningful and creative activity to do at home whatever your age

To take part, email for your free Foundation Stones at Home guide. The resources include a ‘guide to stone painting’ using materials found in the home, and a how-to guide to share your stone online. To see your stone with others from across the UK on our Foundation Stones Map, use our simple online form.

Remember, you don’t have to be an artist to take part – every stone is unique and is a personal contribution to the new UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre

Once you are able to go outside, email for the postal address and send your safely packaged Foundation Stones to be included in the foundations of the Memorial. Foundation Stones is running throughout 2020 so there is no rush for you to send in your stone.

For more information or support please email We look forward to seeing your stones.