Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications to Round 2 2023/24 of the Community War Memorials Fund close on 11 February 2024.



The CWMF Program Guidelines have been reviewed and updated for Round 2 2023/2024. Please disregard versions of the Program Guidelines accessed prior to 11 November 2023.  



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), NSW Public Works, Heritage NSW and the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs.  


Key Dates

  Round 1Round 2
Applications open

Anzac Day, 25 April 2023

Remembrance Day, 11 November 2023

Applications close

5pm, 25 July 2023

5pm, 11 February 2024

Approximate date for announcement of outcomes

31 October 2023

31 May 2024

How to apply

Applications to Round 2 2023/24 of the Community War Memorials Fund are open online at

Please read the Round 2 2023/2024 CWMF Program Guidelines before starting your application.

If you have any questions, please see our Resources for Applicants webpage or email us at

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Community War Memorials Fund documents and resources


 Recipients of Round 1, Community War Memorials Fund 2023–2024

 Application ID
 Organisation name
 Project Title
 Project Description


Tocumwal War Memorial Hall

Tocumwal War Memorial Hall

Conservation works to the front façade of the Tocumwal War Memorial Hall, including painting timber fittings, window surrounds, decorative statues, and ceramic surfaces.



Barkers Vale Public School

Barkers Vale District War Memorial

Conservation works to the Barkers Vale District War Memorial, including repairs to the steps and mortar, cleaning of marble tablets and flagpole supports.



Mallanganee Hall Public Land Manager

Mallanganee Memorial Hall

Conservation works to the Mallanganee Memorial Hall, including repairs to timberwork, plumbing and fire doors and provision of disabled access.



Northlakes High School

Northlakes High School War Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the Northlakes High School War Memorial.



Coolah District Development Group Inc

Coolah War Memorial School of Arts

Conservation work to the Coolah War Memorial School of Arts, including cleaning, repairing, and repainting of the building and honour rolls.



Bellingen Shire Council

Urunga War Memorial

Conservation work to the Urunga War Memorial, including cleaning, removal of biological growth, repointing and repairs to stonework.



Blayney Shire Council

Millthorpe War Memorial Gates

Conservation works to the Millthorpe War Memorial Gates, including regilding of the honour roll, repositioning posts, and repainting pillar tops.



Anglican Church Property Trust Diocese of Sydney as trustee for Anglican Parish of Gladesville

Christ Church War Memorial Gates, Gladesville

Conservation works to the Christ Church War Memorial Gates at Gladesville, including correcting alignment, removal of flaking paint and corrosion, application of protective coatings and repainting.



Blue Mountains City Council

Wentworth Falls War Memorial

Conservation works to the Wentworth Falls War Memorial, including cleaning of memorial and surrounding stonework.



Shoalhaven City Council

Nowra Soldiers Memorial

Conservation works to the flagpole mounts on the Nowra Soldiers Memorial.



Shoalhaven City Council

Nowra Mafeking Boer War Memorial

Conservation works to the Nowra Mafeking Boer War Memorial, including repairs and repointing of marble, replacement of rusted pipe and restoration of lettering.



Shoalhaven City Council

Kangaroo Valley Soldiers Memorial

Conservation works to the Kangaroo Valley Soldiers Memorial, including cleaning and removal of biological growth, repointing the base, restoration of lettering and taking test samples for future repointing.



Shoalhaven City Council

Berry War Memorial

Conservation works to the Berry War Memorial, including repointing of stonework and treatment of the honour roll lettering and plaques.



Previous Funding Recipients