RSL Sub Branches, veterans groups and local councils are being encouraged to apply for funding to repair and rebuild local war memorials.
Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said up to $10,000 per project is available through the NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund.
“The Central Coast community is so proud of those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom and way of life,” Mr Crouch said.
“War memorials are a very important way that we honour their service and sacrifice, and provide a place for people to come together and remember.
“Christ Church Memorial at Gosford Anglican Church, Woy Woy War Memorial and the newly-relocated Terrigal Beach War Memorial have all been previous beneficiaries of a grant through the Community War Memorials Fund.
“I’m encouraging local Sub Branches, veterans groups, memorial trusts and Central Coast Council to make the most of this funding opportunity and submit an application.”
Funding will be provided for projects like conservation assessments, honour roll repairs, environmental assessments, cleaning and repairs.
Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said maintaining the State’s 3,200 war memorials is key to the NSW Government’s Veteran Strategy.
“These spaces reflect our diverse veteran community and unite us across generations,” Dr Lee said.
“Veterans have told us recognition of service is important to them, so the NSW Government will continue to support initiatives like this grant program.”
Applications for the Community War Memorials Fund open this week and close on Monday, 26 July.
For more information, go to: www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund.