Funding to Preserve our Local Service History

Community groups are being encouraged to make an application under Round One of the Community War Memorials Fund, which is currently open.

Member for Cootamundra Steph Cooke said eligible organisations can apply for grants of up to $10,000 to help with projects such as conservation assessments, honour roll restoration and repairs to war memorial structures and halls.

“At Anzac Day last month, we gathered for services at local war memorials across the small seat of communities, to commemorate those who have fought to protect our way of life,” Ms Cooke said.

“The Community War Memorials Fund is a great opportunity to support local projects to ensure the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women continues to be remembered.”

The following organisations have secured funding in previous rounds of the program:

  • 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

Applications to Round One of the 2023/24 Community War Memorials Fund will close at 5pm on Tuesday 25 July 2023. For information about the program, including the application form, please visit Grants · Office for Veterans Affairs (

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