Community groups are being encouraged to make an application for funds to conserve the state’s community war memorials under round two of the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund.
Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said $125,000 would be available in round two which is now open with funding available to support the repair, protection and conservation of community war memorials across the state.
“This funding from the state is vitally important as it helps our local community protect our memorials, ensuring the service and sacrifice of our veterans are not forgotten,” Ms Cooke said.
“I encourage community organisations including memorial trusts, veteran groups and local councils to apply.”
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to help with projects like conservation assessments, honour roll restoration, and repairs to war memorial structures and halls.
We have seen a number of projects across the electorate receive funding from previous rounds:
- Junee Shire Council – Illabo Memorial Ground
- Junee Shire Council – Eurongilly War Memorial
- Grenfell Sub Branch of the RSL of Australia NSW Branch – Grenfell World War Two Memorial
- Temora Lutheran Community Church – Trungley Hall War Memorial
- Coolamon RSL Sub Branch – Coolamon Cenotaph
- Ariah Park Community Projects – Ariah Park War Memorial
- Cootamundra Gundagai Regional Council – Muttama Hall
- Cootamundra RSL Sub Branch – Albert Park Memorial
- Bendick Murrell Memorial Hall & Recreation Ground Trust – Bendick Murrell Memorial Hall
- Koowawatha Progress Association – Koorawatha Honour Roll
- Naradhan Reserve Land – Naradhan RSL Honour Roll
- Gundagai RSL Sub Branch – Gundagai – ANZAC Grove
- Canowindra RSL Sub-Branch – Canowindra War Memorial
Round 2 of the 2022/23 Community War Memorials Fund will close at 5pm on Monday 13 February 2023. To be eligible for funding, the memorial must be listed on the NSW War Memorials Register For information about the program and to access the application form, please visit Grants · Office for Veterans Affairs (nsw.gov.au)