GRANTS TO HELP PRESERVE LOCAL MILITARY HISTORY
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging the community to apply for individual grants up to $60,000 to preserve important pieces of local military history and put them back on display.
Mr Anderson said the $1million funding package is available to upgrade or install war memorial plaques and refurbish community halls used by veterans groups.
“We have many great memorials and war artefacts in our region and we should display them proudly for the community.
“I have already been approached by different organisations who have important historical projects and I am sure there will be plenty more to come, especially from RSL sub-branches, community groups and councils.
“Remembering the bravery and sacrifice of our service men and women is so important and I encourage those with an interest in preserving this history to apply for a grant.”
“Examples of how the grants could be used include plaques at places of historical significance in wartime efforts, or restoration and display of honour roles with the names of men and women who fought and died in war.
“With the Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience currently in Tamworth it’s a timely reminder how special our war history is and the significance it has to the community.
“The Centenary of the Anzac (2014- 2018), is the perfect time for us to ensure that our war memorials continue to stand proud and strong.”
Further details including how communities can lodge expressions of interest for funding will be published on the Liquor & Gaming NSW at www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au
The funding is in addition the NSW Community War Memorials Fund which provides grants of up to $10,000 to help repair, conserve and restore war memorials across the state.