COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIALS FUND
The Community War Memorials Fund is focused on supporting projects that conserve, repair and protect existing war memorials. The fund has previously supported a range of war memorials, including statues, memorial gates, honour rolls and memorial halls. Further information regarding eligibility criteria can be found on the following page.
Any conservation or upgrade work to be carried out must be sensitive to the original memorial fabric and the most appropriate approach possible. We recommend asking your local council heritage advisor for advice and support when approaching conservation work.
Most local councils have access to a heritage advisor who can recommend an appropriate conservation methodology for your project. We also recommend reading through our guide to caring for war memorials before applying, at veterans.nsw.gov.au/caring-for-our-war-memorials.
When completing your application please ensure that you have provided enough detail for assessors to understand the works you are proposing to undertake, detail of the memorial itself, and the significance of the memorial. Quotations from suppliers or contractors, as well as clear photographs showing the problem are essential to include with your application.
War memorials have special significance for many individuals and groups in the community. For this reason, where applicable, consult with your local council, local RSL sub-branch and memorial owner/custodian for permission before submitting an application. If your application is successful you are responsible for obtaining any relevant council and heritage approvals before commencing work.
Co-contributions for projects are assessed favorably, particularly when an applicant has the capacity to make a contribution or where opportunities are available to seek a co-contribution. Successful projects may be awarded partial funding in cases where this is considered appropriate by the State War Memorials Committee.
APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY EMAIL OR POST TO:
Post: Veterans’ Affairs
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001
Applications close 11 November 2016. Late applications will not be accepted.
Please contact Veterans’ Affairs by email or phone on (02) 9228 4710.