Applications are open in the latest round of funding to protect historical war memorials and support activities that enhance veterans’ wellbeing, Member for Tweed Geoff Provest announced today.
Mr Provest said a total of $175,000 was available for projects across the state through the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund and the Anzac Community Grants Program.
“It’s important we remember and protect our Anzac heritage and the service and sacrifice of current and former NSW military personnel,” Mr Provest said.
“I encourage community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils across the Tweed to apply before applications close on Remembrance Day (Monday 11 November 2019).”
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 that 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.
Minister for Veterans John Sidoti said every town or suburb had their own unique memorial that tells the story of local war history.
“If your local memorial is in need of repair or restoration, encourage your council or local ex-service organisation to apply for a grant.” Mr Sidoti said.
For information about how to apply for a grant visit https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au