Community groups are being encouraged to make an application for funds to conserve the state’s community war memorials under round two of the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said $125,000 would be available in round two which opened today with funding available to support the repair, protection and conservation of community war memorials across the state.
“Last week we commemorated Remembrance Day, which saw veterans, families and friends gather at local war memorials to pay respect to and honour our veterans,” Mr Saunders said.
“This funding from the state is vitally important as it helps our local community protect our memorials, ensuring the service and sacrifice of our veterans is not forgotten.
“I encourage community organisations including memorial trusts, veteran groups and local councils to apply.”
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help with projects like conservation assessments, honour roll restoration, and repairs to war memorial structures and halls.
Previous recipients include:
- $2,000 for Dubbo Public School to rejuvenate the Dubbo District School Great War Honour Roll
- $3,000 for Narromine Shire Council to gain engineering and heritage advice to repair and restore the Trangie Soldiers’ Memorial Hall, and $10,000 to upgrade the wiring
- $10,000 for a full structural assessment of the Wellington War Memorial sculpture and plinth
Round 2 of the 2022/23 Community War Memorials Fund will close at 5pm on Monday 13 February 2023. To be eligible for funding, the memorial must be listed on the NSW War Memorials Register. For information about the program and to access the application form, please visit https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/grants