Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications to Round 1 of the 2021/22 Community War Memorials Fund will open on Anzac Day 2021. 

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 2021/22 Community War Memorials Fund application rounds. 

  Round 1Round 2
Applications open

Anzac Day, 25 April 2021

Remembrance Day, 11 November 2021

Applications close

5pm, 26 July 2021

5pm, 11 February 2022

Approximate date for announcement of outcomes

October 2021

May 2022



How to apply

Study the 2021/22 Program Guidelines before completing the online Community War Memorials Fund application at https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au/.

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


 Recipients of Round 2, Community War Memorials Fund 2020-2021 

Application ID
Organisation name
Project Title
Project Description
Grant

CWMF00452

Armidale Regional Council

Armidale Sportsground War Memorial Gates

To replace the gate posts and rehang the memorial gates

$2,552.00

CWMF00454

Lake Cargelligo RSL sub-Branch

Lake Cargelligo War Memorial

To undertake conservation work to the memorial including its stonework and lettering

$6,000.00

CWMF00455

Paddington Woollahra RSL sub-Branch

Paddington War Memorial

To undertake conservation work to the Memorial and sandstone paving including cleaning and treatment report

$10,000.00

CWMF00458

Maitland City Council

Morpeth War Memorial

To undertake conservation work to the memorial including cleaning, repointing and repairs to the stone and lettering.

$10,000.00

CWMF00462

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Muttama Hall

To undertake repairs to the hall including the replacement of deteriorated windows and doors

$10,000.00

CWMF00467

Tuncurry Memorial Hall Reserve Trust

Tuncurry WWI Memorial Hall

To replace the deteriorated main doors of the Memorial Hall

$4,570.83

CWMF00468

Cobargo RSL sub-Branch

Cobargo and District Soldiers Memorial

To replace the hall’s non-compliant electrical system including rewiring existing VIR wiring and replacement of power outlets and light switches

$4,350.00

CWMF00469

Blue Mountains City Council

Lawson Honour Avenue Gardens

To have a conservation management plan prepared for the honour avenue 

$7,500.00

CWMF00473

Goulburn Mulwaree Council

Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum

To restore to the memorial’s rotating beacon

$10,000.00

CWMF00475

Our Town Balldale Incorporated

Balldale War Memorial

To have a conservation management plan prepared for the memorial

$3,960.00

CWMF00476

Shoalhaven City Council

Nowra Soldiers Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial

$7,708.00

CWMF00477

Central Coast Council

Gwandalan War Memorial

To construct an accessible pathway to the memorial

$1,650.00

CWMF00479

Snowy Valleys Council

Tumut Boer War Memorial

To undertake conservation work to the Memorial including cleaning, repair of lettering and restoration of the missing finial

$8,940.00

CWMF00480

Cronulla RSL sub-Branch

Cronulla War Memorial

To undertake conservation work to the memorial including cleaning, repairing the wreath, repointing paving and replacing unsympathetic metal plaques

$10,000.00

CWMF00481

Cessnock City Council

Cessnock War Memorial

To have a conservation management strategy prepared for the HMAS Cessnock Deck Gun

$5,000.00

CWMF00490

Tenterfield RSL sub-Branch

Tenterfield Boer War Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial

$1,314.50

CWMF00491

Barkers Vale Public School

Barkers Vale District War Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial

$5,000.00

CWMF00494

Copmanhurst War Memorial Hall Reserve Land Manager

Copmanhurst War Memorial Hall

To undertake repairs to a section of the hall’s roof which is leaking

$8,902.39

CWMF00495

Canterbury-Bankstown Council

Panania War Memorial

To undertake conservation work to the Memorial including stripping existing paint, sealing cracks and repainting

$1,500.00

CWMF00497

Kogarah Bay Progress Association Incorporated

Kogarah War Memorial Olympic Swimming Pool Carss Park

To have a historical study of the Pool undertaken

$4,950.00

 

Previous Funding Recipients 

 

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