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APPLY NOW TO HONOUR MONARO’S MEMORIALS
The NSW Government’s latest round of funding to protect historical war memorials and support activities that enhance veteran’s wellbeing has been announced.
Member for Monaro John Barilaro is encouraging local community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils across the Monaro to apply for funding before Remembrance Day on November 11.
“It is so important as a community we remember the service and sacrifice of current and former NSW military personnel and our ANZAC heritage,” Mr Barilaro said.
“$175,000 in total is available for projects across NSW through the Government’s Community War Memorials Fund and the ANZAC Community Grants Program.
“These two funds are a great opportunity to support activities which enhance the wellbeing of veterans, and also ensure our war memorials and history is protected for generations to come.”
Previous rounds have seen funding for the Cooma Cenotaph, the Bombala RSL Sub-Branch and the Bungendore War Memorial.
Minister for Veterans John Sidoti said every town has their own unique memorial that tells the story of local war history.
“If your local memorial is in need of repair or restoration, encourage your council or local ex-service organisation to apply for a grant.” Mr Sidoti said.
The Community War Memorials Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials including statues, honour rolls and memorial halls which commemorate the ANZAC legacy.
The ANZAC Community Grants Project provides grants of up to $2,000 to schools, community organisations and veterans groups to recognise Australia’s military service, educate a new generation and support the NSW veteran community.
Applications for both grant programs close on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2019. For information about how to apply for a grant visit https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au