NEW FUNDING FOR ANZAC COMMUNITY PROJECTS
New funding of $175,000 is now available to help communities protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate the service of current and former NSW service men and women.
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson today called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).
The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection. There are two rounds a year each offering $125,000, closing on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.
“By conserving and improving our historic local war memorials we can ensure that the legacy of our local servicemen and women lives on.
“During the Centenary of the Anzac (2014- 2018), it is important to ensure that our war memorials continue to stand proud and strong.”
Meanwhile, the $50,000 ACGP provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community and veterans groups to educate the community on the service and sacrifice of military personnel, support activities benefiting veterans, and engage with the community.
Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said he was proud of the NSW Government’s investment in local and state war memorials, which help ensures that the service and sacrifice they represent can be understood.
“It is part of an impressive program of work happening right through the Centenary of the Anzac, including refurbishing the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, rolling out the Veterans Employment Program, and also supporting the Invictus Games in 2018,” Mr Elliott said.
Applications for both grant programs are open until Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November 2017. For more information, please visit:
MEDIA: Michael Hansen | 0405 167 861