Funding for war memorial repairs

As Australia commemorates Remembrance Day, the NSW Government has announced that applications are now open for round two of the Community War Memorials Fund.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said grants of up to $10,000 are available for projects that repair, protect and conserve existing war memorials throughout NSW.

“The Dubbo electorate will always recognise the service and sacrifice of our locals because we are proud of our military history which helped build the strong region we call home today,” Mr Saunders said.

“I encourage eligible groups to take up the chance for this financial support for conservation projects which could be large scale or involve heritage work.”

Funding is open for projects such as repairs to war memorial halls, conservation assessments, environmental or arborist advice, honour roll repair, or cleaning.

Organisations including memorial trusts, veteran groups and local councils can apply.

“Groups are advised to seek conservation advice before planning physical memorial work, unless the application is to engage a qualified specialist,” Mr Saunders said.

“These sites are often quite old and should be maintained to the highest standard to recognise local veterans.”

It’s the second instalment of the annual program with $125,000 distributed in round one earlier this year.

Online applications are open until 5pm on 11 February, 2021.

More info at:  www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund

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