Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott today announced the first round of 2017 funding for the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) is now open.

The CWMF is designed to protect and repair local war memorials, which preserves the Anzac legacy.

Mr. Anderson said we have many war memorials in the Tamworth electorate and I urge organizations to apply for the fund, which provides the opportunity to access up to $10,000.

“As a returned serviceman, having served in the RAAF for six years, I know how important it is to ensure our local war memorials remain in good condition, we need to protect and conserve them. This funding opportunity allows for that to happen.

“The Community War Memorials Fund recently funded $2,100 for conservation works to the commemorative plaques and honour boards on the Gunnedah Memorial Arch.

“It is an essential part of honoring Australian service men and women who sacrificed so much for our nation.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said “Funding applications can be made by veterans groups, community organisations and councils until Anzac Day and I sincerely encourage all communities who require funds for restoration to apply.”

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. Applications close 25 April 2017.

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