The Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP) has provided opportunities for localities like Tambar Springs and Westdale to upgrade their war memorials.

Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is urging local communities to submit applications in the latest round of the two programs which closes on Sunday, 11 November.

“In this round, new funding of $175,000 was available to help protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate or support veterans and their families. This program is making a great contribution in our region. 

“This Sunday Tambar Springs will come together to mark 100 years since the end of World War I at the cenotaph, which is among the oldest memorials in Australia. This year, the cenotaph was the recipient of almost $4000 in funding for an upgrade to the grounds and centenary events.

“The Walhallow Aboriginal Corporation received a $5,288 grant for the Caroona Walhallow Gate of Memory WWI Memorial and the revitalisation of the Tamworth Boer War Memorial was made possible with a grant of $1,800.

“Westdale community’s Memorial Park also received $5,000 to ensure the repair of the entrance arch, a new honour roll and other revitalisation works.  

“I encourage local community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils to apply for a Community War Memorials Fund or Anzac Community Grant,” Mr Anderson concluded.

The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials including statues, honour rolls and memorial halls which commemorate the Anzac legacy.

The ACGP provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community organisations and veterans groups to recognise Australia’s military service, educate a new generation and support the NSW veteran community.

This is a final reminder that applications are open until Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November 2018. For more information, please click on

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