The NSW Government continues to support NSW communities to honour the service and sacrifice of our veterans. The NSW Office for Veterans Affairs manages two grant programs which provides funding to acknowledge our military history.
Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF)
The CWMF funds projects that help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.
Applications to Round 1 of the 2023/24 Community War Memorials Fund are now open. Applications close 25 July 2023.
For more information on the Fund and to apply, click here.
Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP)
The ACGP 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 servicewomen. Projects which support activities benefiting the NSW veteran community are also eligible for funding.
Recipients of the 2022 Anzac Community Grants Program have been announced. The next round opens in September 2023.
For more information, click here.
Other funding opportunities
There are also funding opportunities from other organisations for projects which support commemoration, community infrastructure such as work to war memorial halls, and work to conserve heritage.
For more information of other funding opportunities, click here.
NSW ESO Grants Forum
On 25 November 2022, we held an online grants forum for NSW Ex-Service Organisations (ESOs). The forum focused on grant writing skills, available funding opportunities and the challenges that NSW ESOs face in applying for grant funding. Presentations on grants were made by staff of the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs and Commonwealth Department of Veterans' Affairs.
Recordings, presentation slides and additional resources from the forum are available here.