Wednesday, 21 August 2019
MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall is calling on the region’s local councils and RSL sub-branches to apply for State Government funding to protect and upgrade historical war memorials and support activities that enhance veteran’s wellbeing.
Mr Marshall said a total of $175,000 was now available for projects across the state through the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund and the ANZAC Community Grants Program.
“It’s important that the service and sacrifice of current and former NSW military personnel and our ANZAC heritage is remembered and protected in the community,” Mr Marshall said.
“I encourage local councils, community groups and RSL sub-branches across our region to apply for funding before Remembrance Day.
“In previous rounds, funding has been secured to upgrade the cenotaph in Inverell, which now stands proudly as a fitting monument to the sacrifice of locals in all wars and overseas conflicts.
“Every town and village has their own unique memorial that tells the story of local war history.
“If your local memorial is in need of repair or restoration, please encourage your council or local ex-service organisation to apply for a grant.”
The Community War Memorials Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect conserve and repair war memorials including statues, honor rolls and memorial halls which 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.
Applications for both grants programs are now open and close on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2019.
For information, and to apply, visit www.veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au