LEST WE FORGET – FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR WAR MEMORIALS IN REGION
Applications are being sought for the latest round of funding to protect historical war memorials and support activities that improve the wellbeing of our veterans.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson said a total of $175,000 is available for projects across the state through the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund and the Anzac Community Grants Program.
“It is so important that the service and sacrifice of current and former NSW military personnel and our Anzac heritage is remembered and protected in the community.
“Every town and locality in this region has their own unique memorial that tells the story of local war history.
“From the Boer War to more recent operations like the Solomon Islands, East Timor and Afghanistan, we owe a great deal to these men and women who served their country.
“If your local memorial is in need of repair or restoration, encourage your council or local ex-service organisation to apply for a grant.
“All community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils across the region are urged to apply before applications close on Remembrance Day,” Mr Anderson concluded.
The Community War Memorials Fund 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 Anzac Community Grants Project provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community organizations and veterans groups to recognise Australia’s military service, educate a new generation and support the NSW veteran community.
Applications for both grants programs close on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2019.
For information about how to apply for a grant visit https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au