Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

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. Successful applicants for the Community War Memorials Fund, round closing Anzac Day 2016, have been annouced and details can be found below. There were 20 grants awarded worth a total of $124,215.15.

 

Grant applications were assessed by the State War Memorials Committee:

  • Mr Rod White AM, RFD, State President, RSL (NSW Branch)
  • Pauline McKenzie, Acting Executive Director, Heritage Division, Office of Environment and Heritage
  • Mr Bruce Pettman, Principal Heritage Architect, NSW Government Architect's Office
  • Ms Caroline Mackaness, Director, Veterans' Affairs, Department of Premier and Cabinet

 

Funding Recipients – Anzac Day 2016 Round

 

Organisation

Memorial

Project Description

Award Amount (excl GST)

Armidale RSL Sub-Branch

Central Park Memorial Fountain

Conservation assessment for the memorial.

$3,135

Bellata War Memorial Hall Committee Incorporated

Bellata War Memorial Hall

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

$10,000

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.

$7,150

Broken Hill City Council

Broken Hill War Memorial Oval

Conservation assessment for the memorial.

$3,000

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.

$2,832.50

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.

$2,533.50

Finley RSL Sub-Branch

Finley Memorial Park

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

$8,897.50

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.

$4,993.45

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.

$9,090.91

Hunter's Hill Council

Hunters Hill WWI Cannon

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

$9,090.91

Kendall RSL Sub-Branch

Kendall War Memorial

Conservation, repair and cleaning of the war memorial.

$9,090.91

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.

$7,078.51

Lyndhurst Soldiers Memorial Hall and Village Committee Inc.

Lyndhurst Memorial Hall and Memorial Gates

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

$6,791.40

Maclean RSL Sub-Branch

Maclean Cenotaph

Repair to the draining and retaining wall of the memorial.

$9,883.29

Maitland RSL Sub-Branch

Maitland Boer War Memorial

Conservation assessment for the memorial.

$3,000

Mayrung Recreation Reserve Committee

Mayrung Memorial Gates

Repainting of the memorial gates

$1,100

Narrabri Shire Council

Narrabri West War Memorial

Upgrades to the memorial and surrounds.

$8,636.36

Northern Beaches Council

Ivanhoe Park War Memorial

Repointing and cleaning of the cenotaph.

$4,910.91

Snowy Valleys Council

Tumbarumba War Memorial

Conservation assessment for the memorial.

$3,000

Trundle War Memorial Hall Committee

Trundle War Memorial School of Arts

Repainting of the interior and exterior of the memorial hall.

$10,000

 

Archival Downloads (from the round which closed on Anzac Day 2016)

A second round of the Community War Memorials Fund is expected to run later this year. An updated application form and information for applicants will be available on this webpage when the next round is announced. Information from the previous round can be accessed below:

For further information please contact Veterans’ Affairs by phone on 9228 4710, email at VeteranGrants@dpc.nsw.gov.au or post at:

 

Veterans’ Affairs

Department of Premier and Cabinet

GPO Box 5341

Sydney NSW 2001