Stuart Ayres MP, Member for Penrith welcomed the announcement that funding is now available to protect and repair local war memorials and fund educational and commemorative programs which preserve the Anzac legacy.
“As we continue to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac now is the perfect time to invest in our local war memorials and educational programs which honour the men and women who have served our country,” said Stuart Ayres.
Applications are now open for the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).
The CWMF was set up to fund projects which help protect and conserve existing war memorials across the state. Applications for amounts up to $10,000 can be made by veteran groups, community organisations and councils until Remembrance Day (Friday, 11 November).
The ACGP funds projects which benefit the veteran community and promotes a greater understanding and recognition of the Anzac legacy. Applications for amounts up to $2000 can be made by schools, historical societies and community organisations for educational programs and commemorative events and close on Friday, 24 February, 2017.
Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott said “Repairing and looking after local war memorials is a vital part of honouring those Australian servicemen and women who sacrificed so much for our nation. While supporting educational programs that tell the story of the Anzacs is another way to reach the next generation of Australians.”
The CWMF applications will be assessed by the State War Memorial Committee which is made up of NSW RSL, Public Works Advisory, NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and Veterans’ Affairs. A separate committee will assess applications for the other program. For more information, including application forms, please visit: