Announced as a part of ANZAC Day commemorations, the next round of NSW Government grants to conserve and restore local War Memorials are now open.
Community organisations including memorial trusts, veteran groups and local councils can apply, with funding to support the repair, protection and conservation of community war memorials listed on the NSW War Memorials Register.
Member for Oatley, Mark Coure said, that War Memorials remain an important local space for the community to gather and honour service men and women, who fought incredibly hard to protect both our country and community.
“Protecting our local War Memorials further helps our younger generations to understand the importance of remembering the sacrifice of our diggers and paying respect to our defence-force personnel,” Mr Coure said.
“I encourage community members and organisations to review the status of their local war memorials and make an application, if it is listed on the NSW War Memorials Register.”
Minister for Transport and Veterans, David Elliott, recently announced the successful projects for the latest round of community grants, with a total of $125,160 being awarded to local communities.
The Georges River Council received a $10,000 grant as a part of the program, to assist with conservation work to the Kogarah War Memorial. This includes cleaning, general repairs, and replacement of stone that is beyond repair.
The next round of funding is now open and closes at 5pm on Monday 25 July.
A list of recipients, program information and the application form is available here