NSW Government grants give veterans projects a boost

NSW Lancers’ Museum in Parramatta was today announced as one of the 74 successful applicants from across the State to receive a grant from the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).

Minister for Transport, Veterans and Western Sydney David Elliott visited the Museum today to see first-hand how the funding would be used and to announce more than $104,000 allocated to a range of special projects across the State.

“More than 70 NSW community groups across NSW, including schools, ex-service organisations and RSL sub-Branches, were successful in their funding bids for projects to help local communities commemorate veterans across the State,” Mr Elliott said.

“The Anzac Community Grants Program provides funding to some great projects and initiatives that supports the wellbeing of the NSW veteran community and recognises Australia’s war service history.

“These grants are vital in enabling community projects which commemorate the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and servicewomen while educating a new generation.

“I am delighted that we were able to double the amount of funding this year from $50,000 to $100,000 and fund 22 more projects this financial year, up from 48 in the last round.”

NSW Lancers Museums Secretary John Howells said they were very grateful for the $1,015 which would enable them to house their prized artefacts.

“I’d like to thank the NSW Government for this funding which allows us to effectively display our priceless collection of Regimental historic artefacts in our post Second World War display room,” Mr Howells said.

The 2022 round of the ACGP received 83 applications, almost 30 more applications than the 2021 round.

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