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Local community groups can apply for $3,000 grants for projects supporting local veterans or boosting awareness of their role in Australia’s military history.

Mr Anderson said applications are now open for the $100,000 Anzac Community Grants Program and urged locals to apply.

“We need to do everything we can recognise the sacrifice and service of our veterans who have protected our country through times of war and peace,” Mr Anderson said.

“Our military heritage enriches our communities, and this fund gives community groups an opportunity to better preserve and display that heritage.

“Whether it’s restoring a medals’ display cabinet, creating an interactive remembrance garden, or researching a local veteran; groups can apply for a range of projects that will better highlight veterans’ service and sacrifice,”

Grants cover four categories: local community historical research and education; preservation or display of war memorabilia; public commemorative events; and support to members of the NSW veteran community.

Applications are open to individuals and not-for-profit organisations including local government authorities, non-government organisations, ex-service organisations, and educational institutions.

Just over 50 projects were selected in 2021, including the purchase of memorabilia cabinets, the research of local veterans and commemorative murals.

Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott today announced an increase to funding available to local community groups to apply for a grant, worth up to $3,000.

“The NSW Government has increased funding available to honour former and current serving personnel. I encourage anyone who is interested in the service and sacrifice of veterans in New South Wales to apply for an Anzac Community Grant.” Mr Elliott said.

“We’re looking for projects that honour and support our veterans and those who currently serve, and that broaden our understanding of their military efforts and peacekeeping contributions. This is an opportunity to get projects off the ground, at a local community level across the entire State.”

Applications can be submitted online until 5pm on 11 November 2022:

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