APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR COMMUNITY WAR MEMORIAL GRANTS

Thomas George MP, Member for Lismore, today encouraged veteran groups, community organisations and councils to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to protect war memorials.

The NSW Community War Memorials Fund was established to help repair, conserve and restore war memorials across the state.

Grants are offered twice a year and applications for round one close on Remembrance Day - November 11, 2015. All submissions are assessed by the State War Memorials Committee.

“It is important that Australia’s servicemen and women are remembered in their local communities,” Mr George said.

“Maintaining war memorials helps to ensure the sacrifices of Australia’s veterans have not, and will not, be forgotten.”

“Funding has been provided for the conservation of a wide range of war memorials, from statues and honour rolls, to memorial gates and memorial halls,” Mr George said.

“During the Centenary of the Anzac (2014- 2018), it is important to ensure that our war memorials continue to stand proud and strong.”

Applications for the protection and conservation of memorials honouring NSW’s military heritage will be assessed by a committee comprised of representatives from the Government Architect’s Office, Office of Environment and Heritage, Veterans’ Affairs and the NSW RSL.

For more information, including application forms, please visit: veterans.nsw.gov.au/community-war-memorials-fund

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577