APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has called on local veterans’ groups, sports clubs and councils to consider applying for funding for repairs and maintenance projects on local war memorial sites.
Mr Anderson said the NSW Community War Memorial Grant Fund provides grants up to $10,000 for veterans’ groups, sports clubs and councils to undertake repairs on local war memorial sites, with applications above $10,000 considered in exceptional circumstances.
“Community war memorials in our region are a lasting reminder of the sacrifice that local servicemen and servicewomen have made in defence of our country over more than a century,” Mr Anderson said.
“The grants are open to local organisations to fund repair works on local war memorial sites across towns in the Tamworth electorate and applications close on Anzac Day, 25 April 2015.
“Funding will available support vital repairs to plaques, honour boards and facades which commemorate NSW veterans who have served across many theatres of conflict, from the First World War on.”
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Victor Dominello said the fund was about ensuring that NSW war memorials stand proud for future generations.
“The NSW Government is committed to supporting the ongoing maintenance of the thousands of local memorials across our state”.
Mr Anderson said these projects will take on even greater importance now the Centenary of Anzac commemorative period, is underway.
The State War Memorials Committee considers applications for the repair or conservation of memorials commemorating Australia’s military heritage. NSW RSL, the NSW Government Architect’s Office, the Office of Environment & Heritage and the Office of Veterans’ Affairs are represented on the Committee.
To make an application please visit: http://veterans.nsw.gov.au/community-war-memorials-fund/ or contact the NSW Office of Veterans’ Affairs on 9228 4710