Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications for the Community War Memorials Fund are now open and close on Remembrance Day 2016 (11 November 2016).

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

Please read through the Information for Applicants and the Caring for our War Memorials Guide before applying. These documents provide advice on eligibility, appropriate approaches to conserving war memorials, who you should talk to before applying and co-contributions to projects.

To apply, please download and complete the application form (available in MS Word and PDF formats). Applications can be submitted by email to or post to:

Veterans' Affairs
Department of Premier and Cabinet
GPO Box 5341
Sydney NSW 2001

Grants will be considered by a State War Memorials Committee, which will assess the applications. The committee members are:

  • Mr John Haines AM, Acting State President, RSL (NSW Branch)
  • Ms Pauline McKenzie, Executive Director, Heritage Division, Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Mr Bruce Pettman, Principal Heritage Architect, Public Works Advisory
  • Ms Caroline Mackaness, Director, Veterans' Affairs, Department of Premier and Cabinet


For further information please contact Veterans' Affairs on 9228 4710 or by email

Previous Funding Recipients – Anzac Day 2016 Round




Project Description

Award Amount (excl GST)

Armidale RSL Sub-Branch

Central Park Memorial Fountain

Conservation assessment for the memorial.


Bellata War Memorial Hall Committee Incorporated

Bellata War Memorial Hall

Repair and repainting of the interior and exterior of the war memorial hall.


Berry RSL Sub-Branch

Berry War Memorial

Repairs to the memorial lettering, cleaning of the memorial and landscaping work to the area surrounding the memorial.


Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill War Memorial Oval

Conservation assessment for the memorial.


Bulga Milbrodale Progress Association

Bulga War Memorial Gates

Cleaning and repair to existing letters on the memorial pillars and addition of an inscription to the pillars.


East Maitland War Memorial & Rest Park Trust

War Memorial Centre

Cleaning of the bronze plaque; repainting of archway; and upgrade of the lights illuminating the memorial.


Finley RSL Sub-Branch

Finley Memorial Park

Repairs to the WWI and Korean war memorials and upgrade of the fencing.


Glen Innes Sub-Branch

Glen Innes ANZAC Park National Service Memorial and Gardens

Repaint the memorial garden WWI memorial gates; clean and add additional names to the honor rolls; and resurface the cenotaph.


Howlong RSL Sub-Branch and Brocklesby Chapter

Brocklesby War Memorial

Repairs to chips on plinth; re-pointing of stone; removing stains from marble; and repair of lettering.


Hunter's Hill Council

Hunters Hill WWI Cannon

Creation of a cover to protect the WWI gun from deterioration.


Kendall RSL Sub-Branch

Kendall War Memorial

Conservation, repair and cleaning of the war memorial.


Laurieton RSL Sub-Branch

Laurieton Memorial Park Cenotaph

Repair of the broken finger of the memorial statue; repair of cracks in marble columns; repointing of all joints; cleaning of stonework; and covering of the steps.


Lyndhurst Soldiers Memorial Hall and Village Committee Inc.

Lyndhurst Memorial Hall and Memorial Gates

Cleaning, painting and minor repairs of the façade and gates.


Maclean RSL Sub-Branch

Maclean Cenotaph

Repair to the draining and retaining wall of the memorial.


Maitland RSL Sub-Branch

Maitland Boer War Memorial

Conservation assessment for the memorial.


Mayrung Recreation Reserve Committee

Mayrung Memorial Gates

Repainting of the memorial gates


Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri West War Memorial

Upgrades to the memorial and surrounds.


Northern Beaches Council

Ivanhoe Park War Memorial

Repointing and cleaning of the cenotaph.


Snowy Valleys Council

Tumbarumba War Memorial

Conservation assessment for the memorial.


Trundle War Memorial Hall Committee

Trundle War Memorial School of Arts

Repainting of the interior and exterior of the memorial hall.