INVESTING IN OUR VETERANS’ LEGACY
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today announced that funding is now available to protect and repair local war memorials and fund educational and commemorative programs which preserve the Anzac legacy.
Applications are now open for the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).
Mr Anderson said this funding provides an opportunity to help protect and conserve our local existing war memorials.
“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.
“I’m encouraging all local RSL sub-branches, community groups and councils to apply for projects to ensure Australia’s servicemen and women continue to be remembered.
“Examples of how the grants could be used include plaques at places of historical significance in the state’s wartime efforts, or restoration and display of honour rolls with the names of men and women who fought and died in war.
“I know there’s so much important military history in our region and some may have fallen into disrepair and is in danger of being lost.
“The NSW Government is committed to preserving and displaying our military history, so that the bravery and sacrifice shown by so many in the past can be seen and reflected upon by generations to come.
“During the Centenary of the Anzac (2014- 2018), we need to ensure that our war memorials continue to stand proud and strong.”
The CWMF applications will be assessed by the State War Memorial Committee which is made up of NSW RSL, Public Works Advisory, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Veterans’ Affairs. A separate committee will assess applications for the other program. For more information, including application forms, please visit www.kevinanderson.com.au