Anzac Community Grants Program

Anzac Community Grants Program

The 2016 / 2017 Anzac Community Grants Program has now closed

The 2017 / 2018 grants program will open shortly.

The Anzac Community Grants Program provides small grants for a range of projects that commemorate and educate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women. Projects which support activities benefitting the NSW veteran community are also eligible for funding.

Small grants of up to $2,000 will be provided to  educational institutions, ex-service organisations, community groups, local government associations, museums and historical societies.  

Applicants must complete the Application Form in conjunction with the Information for Applicants, which contains detailed information about eligibility criteria, ineligible costs and how to submit the form.

For more information about the Anzac Community Grants Program, please contact Veterans’ Affairs on (02) 9228 4710 or by email

Links to further information

In 2015-16, 24 projects were provided funding. These included:


Project description

Award Amount (excl GST)

Lugarno Public School Parents & Citzens Association

Refurbishment of Lugarno Public School's Anzac commemorative garden.


Ms Deborah Beck (Lecturer, Archivist and Collections Manager of the National Art School – where Raynor Hoff’s sculptures were produced)

Scanning and visually documenting the creation and installation of the sculptures in the Anzac Memorial, Sydney. The project will inform a public booklet.


Scone and Upper Hunter Historical Society Inc.

Replacement of display case in the local museum and creation of a dedicated World War One display.


Aberdeen Anzac Day Committee

Purchase of a lockable display case for World War One artefacts in the local RSL.


Albury Legacy

Installation of a projector and screen in the Albury Legacy building. This will help Legacy train Legatees and to host ‘movie afternoons’ for veterans.


Parkes Memorial Hill Rejuvenation Inc.

Development of interpretative Quick Response content to enhance visitors’ experience at Parkes Memorial Hill.


City of Liverpool RSL Sub-Branch

Event for local Vietnam War veterans to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan.


Maltese Ex Servicemen’s Association (Bossley Park)

Production of a book detailing Maltese soldiers’ experience in the Australian Imperial Force in Gallipoli and on the Western Front during World War One.


Reserve Forces Day Council Riverina

Funding for the Reserve Forces Day Council Riverina commemorative service.


Monkey Baa Theatre Company

Funding to support the costs of production and funding to allow students’ gratis attendance.


Sandakan Community Education Committee

Funding to help support the delivery of the Sandakan Remembrance Service in 2016.


Shoalhaven Heads RSL Sub-Branch

Funding for hall and equipment hire for a commemorative luncheon and lecture on the topic of the ‘Western Front’.


Wyalong Public School Parents and Children Association

Establishment of a Reflection Garden commemorating military service.


Sydney University Graduate Choir Inc.

Performance of ‘An Australian War Requiem’ on the Centenary of the Armistice (11 November 2018).


Upper Hunter Museum of Rural Life Inc. – Aberdeen Local Study Group

Research project of local veterans and presentation of findings through the installation of informational story boards.


Lithgow City WWI Commemorative Plaque Project

Research project about local military service and presentation of findings on plaques.


Glen Innes RSL Sub-Branch

Funding for an excursion of RSL members to the Australian Army Infantry Museum, Singleton, and RAAF Base, Williamtown.


Australian Legion of Ex Servicemen and Women, Coogee Sub-Branch

Funding for breakfast for elderly veterans on Anzac Day, 2017.


Balranald Inc.

Funding for the installation of four signs for the Balranald and District Military Heritage Trail (Murray electorate).


Mulwaree High School Remembrance Museum

Installation of a vandal-proof flag pole in front of the high school's Remembrance Museum.


Soldier Settlers Memorial Walk Action Group at Wakool.

Research and production of nine interpretive signs for the Soldier Settlers Memorial Walk.


East Maitland RSL NSW Sub-Branch

Excursion for 50 RSL members to visit the National Maritime Museum and RSL NSW State Branch.


War Widows’ Guild

Funding for a Vietnam War Commemorative Service at the Anzac Memorial, Sydney.


Trunkey Creek Progress Association

Addition of originally omitted names onto existing war memorial.