Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications to Round 2 of the 2020/21 Community War Memorials Fund have closed. 

The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to 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.

Two application rounds are run each year. The rounds open on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

Grant applications are assessed by the State War Memorials Committee which is comprised of senior representatives of the Returned and Services League of Australia NSW Branch (RSL NSW)  Public Works Advisory, Heritage NSW and the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs.  

The below table outlines key dates for the 2020/21 Community War Memorials Fund application rounds. 

  Round 1Round 2
Applications open

Anzac Day, 25 April 2020

Remembrance Day, 11 November 2020

Applications close

5pm, 27 July 2020

5pm, 11 February 2021

Approximate date for announcement of outcomes

October 2020

May 2021

How to apply

Study the 2020/21 Program Guidelines before completing the online Community War Memorials Fund application at

We also recommend you refer to the Caring for our war memorials guide and the Photographing War Memorials guidelines

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact the Office for Veterans Affairs


Community War Memorials Fund Documents


 Previous Funding Recipients 


Image: Fallen Soldier Memorial in St Mary's Cathedral, photographed by Kerrin Lovell 2018