Funding to repair and conserve war memorials

Published 13th March, 2017 in Arts & Culture

Twenty-four projects to repair and conserve or protect war memorials in NSW will receive funding from the Community War Memorials Fund. 

War memorial cannon

The Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) offers grants of up to $10,000 to protect war memorials, statues, memorial gates, halls and honour rolls.

The State War Memorials Committee recommended the projects that received a total of $125,000 in this round of funding, including:

  • Rejuvenation of the Taree War Memorial Clock, which was originally erected in 1924.
  • Cleaning and restoration of the World War Two Honour Board in Billimari, near Cowra.
  • Painting of the Tullamore War Memorial Hall and Honour Roll, near Condobolin.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said the projects had a significant value to the local community and acted as a reminder of the sacrifice made by the men and women who answered the call for service.

“These memorials act as a place of reflection and a reminder of the Australian spirit,” Mr Elliott said.

Applications for the next round of CWMF grants close on 25 April 2017.

Published 13th March, 2017 in Arts & Culture