Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications for funding from Round 2 of the Community War Memorials Fund 2017/18 closed at 5pm on Anzac Day, 25 April 2018. 


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.

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, Public Works Advisory, the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage and the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs.

If you have any questions about the Community War Memorials Fund, you are welcome to contact the Office for Veterans Affairs






Previous Funding Recipients – Round Closing Remembrance Day 2017





Project Description


Award Amount (excl GST)

Hawkesbury City Council

Boer War Memorial

Conservation works to the Boer War Memorial, McQuade Park, including   cleaning the memorial, repointing joints with lime mortar, undertaking   repairs to the relief panels and repairs the lead lettering and cleaning



Lake Macquarie City Council

Killingworth War Memorial

Conservation works to the War Memorial including repair and   consolidation of stone with lime mortar, documentation of memorial base   cardings and consolidation to limit delamination and a structural engineer’s   assessment



Lake Macquarie City Council

West Wallsend War Memorial

Conduct inspection, make safe cracked, delaminated and spalling stone   on the memorial by using a cherry picker and/or scaffolding, repair and   cleaning of the sculpture, repair of the memorial shaft



Bemboka Anzac Day Committee

Bemboka War Memorial

Conservation assessment of the war memorial by a heritage specialist



Woollahra Municipal Council

Double Bay War Memorial

The project will undertake heritage conservation advice from a qualified   heritage architect to provide a heritage conservation assessment report for   the Double Bay War Memorial and its landscape setting.



Armidale Regional Council

Dangarsleigh War Memorial

To commence a formal vegetation maintenance program to reinstate the   original plantings of the site, and to conduct a sympathetic pruning and   selective removal of the existing trees to highlight the memorial and to   overcome and remediate years of unprofessional pruning. 



Crows Nest Uniting Church

Four First World War Honour Boards

Conservation works to the four First World War Honour Boards including   documentation, securing all joints in cabinet work, resetting panels to close   splits (if possible), insert fillets to reduce splits (where necessary),   scarf in new sections of timber to all areas of significant loss, carve new   areas to match surround, de-wax boards, clean boards with a 5% tri ammonium   citrate solution, reduce staining and discolouration in places, reinstate   lustre where necessary, locally regild letters and associated losses, locally   in-paint where necessary, hard wax fill    minor losses, burnish and wax



Carrathool Shire Counil

Gunbar and Tabbita  WW1 and WW2   Honour Boards

A professional conservation assessment on three WW1 and WW2 Honour   Boards.



Broken Hill Uniting Church

Wesley Uniting Church Memorial Windows

Conservation and repair work to the Memorial Windows including the   removal from frames, installation of temporary covering, re-leading all   panels, repair of all broken glass including hand-painted and stained   sections and re-installation of finished panels



Lake Macquarie City Council

German Trench Mortar Speers Point Park

Historical research into the significance of the mortar and   preservation works including mechanical corrosion removal and corrosion   treatment



Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum, Goulburn

The 1914-1918 Manchester Unity IOOF Loyal Coronation Lodge Honour Roll   and the 1939-45 Charles Rogers & Sons Honour Roll

Works to conserve and stabilise both honour rolls including the   removal of paint spots and fly stains



Raymond Terrace RSL Sub-Branch

Raymond Terrace War Memorial

Cleaning and conservation works to the Raymond Terrace War Memorial



South West Rocks RSL Sub-Branch

South West Rocks Memorial Avenue

The extension of the memorial stones’ bases and re-resiting of   the  memorials and the installation of   interpretive plaques



Bonalbo & District Community Hall Association Incorporated

Bonalbo & District Memorial Hall

Repairs to the Hall’s façade including the replacement of rotten   timber trims and the painting of an interior wall



Central Darling Shire Council

Menindee Cenotaph

Repairs to the memorial’s entrance concrete gate posts which need   render repairs and repainting and restoration of Wall of Remembrance



Crows Nest Uniting Church

Book of Remembrance 1939-45

Protective measures for the memorial book including the production a   custom-made book pillow and acrylic display box



Cootamundra RSL Sub Branch

Albert Park Memorial Precinct

Repairs to the memorial’s damaged uplights



Hunters Hill RSL Sub-Branch

Hunters Hill RSL Memorial Hall and Memorial Wall

Repairs to the Memorial Hall



MidCoast Council

Nabiac Park War Memorial

A condition assessment report of the Nabiac Park War Memorial



Booligal War Memorial Hall

Booligal War Memorial Hall

A condition assessment report of the Nabiac Park War Memorial



Boorowa RSL Sub Branch

Boorowa War Memorial

A condition assessment report of the Boorowa War Memorial