Community War Memorials Fund Applications are open

The NSW Office for Veterans Affairs is currently accepting applications to the Community War Memorials Fund which provides grants of up to $10,000 for war memorial conservation projects.

The program has awarded grants to Uniting Churches in the past to help conserve First World War honour rolls and war memorial stained glass windows.

The grants focus on best practice conservation methods and can support a range of war memorial projects including condition assessments and specialist conservation treatments. Information about the program is available on our website.

  • Applications for funding from round 1 of the 2019/20 Community War Memorials Fund are now open. 
  • Applications close at 5pm on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2019.

About the Community War Memorials Fund

The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

Grant applications are assessed by the State War Memorials Committee which is comprised of senior representatives of the Returned and Services League of Australia NSW Branch, Public Works Advisory, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs.

For more information and how to apply for a grant, the criteria and guidelines visit the website.

For further information, if needed, contact: 

Liz Burge, Assistant Project Officer, Veterans Affairs at liz.burge@veterans.nsw.gov.au