Barwon ANZAC projects hit the million dollar mark

Member for Barwon Kevin Humphries and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott have called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).

A total of $1 million has been invested into the revitalisation of local war memorials during the Centenary of Anzac, ensuring regional communities across NSW have a place to remember the service and sacrifice of defence personnel.

Mr Humphries said new funding of $175,000 was available to help protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate or support veterans and their families.

“I encourage community groups, RSL sub-branches, schools and councils in Barwon to apply before applications close on Remembrance Day,” Mr Humphries said.

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Mr Elliott said more than 200 war memorial conservation and repair projects have already been funded across NSW.

“This NSW Government investment in veterans’ projects in part of a suite of measures to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac, including upgrading the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, funding the Veterans Employment Program and supporting the 2018 Invictus Games.

“I encourage local community groups, RSL sub-braches, schools and councils to apply for a Community War Memorials Fund or Anzac Community Grant, particularly as we gear up for the Invictus Games Opening Ceremony and Armistice Centenary commemorations.”

The CWMF 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 ACGP 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 are open until Remembrance Day, Sunday 11 November 2018.