Grants of up to $10,000 have just been made available by the Nationals in NSW Government Community War Memorials Fund to spruce up local monuments dedicated to war veterans and widows, Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has announced.
“Anzac Day wasn’t back to normal last weekend but the community spirit proves we are heeding the Lest We Forget message,” Mr Provest said.
The MP, who attended Anzac Day services in Tumbulgum, Kingscliff, Pottsville and Tweed with his wife on Sunday said the memorials he had seen were to be in good shape.”
“The huge Tweed veteran community makes sure these sites are cared for but improvements are always possible,” Mr Provest said.
“With 3200 war memorials across NSW, the State Government needs your help to know which ones need restoration.”
“Is something out of place, does something need repairing or replacing so that your children can pay their respects the same way you and your parents did? Is access suitable for the elderly and less mobile citizens?”
“If something needs fixing, please take the next step and get an application happening through your local ex services group, progress association or Council.”
Mr Provest said grants were available to cover projects like conservation assessments, honour roll repair, environmental advice, cleaning, and repairs to war memorial halls.
Applications are open until 26 July 2021 and must be made online at veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au. More information on the rules is available at veterans.nsw.gov.au