Funding for Anzac community projects

Bowral War Memorial. Photo: SHN.

Bowral War Memorial. Photo: SHN.

New funding of $175,000 is now available to help communities protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate the service of current and former NSW service men and women.

Wollondilly MP Jai Rowell said applications are open in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).

The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection.

There are two rounds a year each offering $125,000, closing on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

The $50,000 ACGP provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community and veterans groups to educate the community on the service and sacrifice of military personnel, support activities benefiting veterans, and engage with the community.

The majority of projects proposed for the latest ACGP round were applications to support Anzac Day commemorative activities.

Mr Rowell said he was proud of the State Government’s investment in local and NSW war memorials, making sure that the service and sacrifice they represent can be understood.

“This funding is part of an impressive program of work happening right through the Centenary of the Anzac, he said.

Applications for both grant programs are open until Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November 2017. For more information, please visit: www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au.

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