Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications to Round 1 of the 2022/23 Community War Memorials Fund are currently open and close on Monday, 25 July 2022.

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 2022/23 Community War Memorials Fund application rounds. 


  Round 1Round 2
Applications open

Anzac Day, 25 April 2022

Remembrance Day, 11 November 2022

Applications close

5pm, Monday 25 July 2022

5pm, Monday 13 February 2023

Approximate date for announcement of outcomes

To be announced.

To be announced.

How to apply

Study the 2022/23 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

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Community War Memorials Fund Documents

 Recipients of Round 2, Community War Memorials Fund 2021-2022 

Application ID
Organisation name
Project Title
Project Description


The Returned and Services League of Australia (NSW Branch)

Honour Roll Board, Henry Bull & Co Limited 1914 -1918

Restoration work to the Honour Roll including cleaning, in-painting losses and sealing with an appropriate varnish.



Georges River Council

Kogarah War Memorial

Conservation work to the Kogarah War Memorial including cleaning, repointing with lime-based mortar, patch repairs and the replacement of stone that is beyond repair.



Lane Cove Council

Lane Cove Memorial School of Arts

The maintenance and repair of the Memorial Hall’s two foundation stones including cleaning, regilding, and repointing.



Orange City Council

Newman Park Great War Memorial Avenue

The preparation of a heritage landscape plan including community engagement, an arborist assessment of the war memorial trees and a report on heritage conservation works to the associated monument.



Pearl Beach Progress Association

Pearl Beach War Memorial

Reconstruction of the war memorial in sandstone and replacement of the paving to address deteriorating and damaged fabric.



Federation Council

Corowa First & Second World Wars Memorial Clock

The replacement of the clock’s dial system which no longer operates and is not repairable.



Anglican Parish of Lismore

St Andrew's, Anglican Church, Lismore - WWII Memorial Gates + Nimbin Honour Roll

The restoration and repair of the Church’s memorial gate including electrical wiring for the lights and the installation of a displaced Honour Roll and Plaque in the Warrior’s Chapel of the Church.



Tia Union Church Incorporated

Tia Union Church Incorporated

To remove dying pine trees which are at risk of falling on the War Memorial Church and to repaint the roof of the Church.



Stockton RSL sub-Branch

Stockton Community War Memorial

Conservation work to the Memorial including repairs to broken sandstone surrounds, cleaning, and regilding.



Branxton RSL sub-Branch

Branxton RSL Memorial Hall and Honours Rolls

To replace 22 damaged piers underneath the Memorial Hall.



Greta RSL sub-Branch

Greta Memorial Cenotaph

To replicate and install the Memorial’s original lamp which is missing from the top of the monument.



Bundeena RSL sub-Branch

Bundeena War Memorial

To clean the Memorial and replacing deteriorated gravel around with pavers.



Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Rocky Hill War Memorial

To have a structural and hydraulic assessment of the Rocky Hill War Memorial undertaken.



Gulgong RSL sub-Branch

The Gulgong District Soldiers Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial.



Austinmer Thirroul RSL sub-Branch

Thirroul World War 1 War Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial.



Gundagai RSL sub-Branch

Anzac Grove, Gundagai

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial.



Kyogle Council

Mallanganee Memorial Gates

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial.



Previous Funding Recipients 


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