Apply for a grant to protect and conserve local war memorials

Published 22nd February, 2017 in Family & Community Services

The 2017 Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) is offering grants of up to $10,000.

ANZAC Memorial Bridge Newcastle

The CWMF will assist local communities to protect, repair and improve the accessibility of war memorials, statues, honour rolls, and memorial halls which commemorate the Anzac legacy.

Funding applications can be made up until Anzac Day and will be assessed by the State War Memorials Committee.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said it was important that young people understood the sacrifices made during World War I to ensure their legacy lives on.

“I sincerely encourage all communities who believe their local memorial needs a bit of love or protection to apply for a grant,” Mr Elliott said.

Last year, the CWMF allocated $250,000 to projects across NSW, which included the re-painting of the Bellata War Memorial Hall near Narrabri and repairs to the Maclean Cenotaph near Grafton.

Other projects included a conservation assessment for the Broken Hill War Memorial and the installation of protection barriers around the Boer War Memorial and WWII RAAF Memorial in Lismore.

Find out more about the Community War Memorials Fund and how to apply

Published 22nd February, 2017 in Family & Community Services