Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications to Round 2 of the 2021/22 Community War Memorials Fund are open and will close on 11 February 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

 

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Community War Memorials Fund Documents


 Recipients of Round 1, Community War Memorials Fund 2021-2022 

CWMF00531


Stockton RSL sub-Branch


Stockton Community War Memorial


To have a condition assessment of the memorial undertaken. 

$3,000.00

CWMF00533

Bexley RSL sub-Branch

Bexley RSL War Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the gun adjacent to the memorial. 

$4,125.00

CWMF00536

Waverley Council


Waverley Soldiers' War Memorial


To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial.

$3,212.00

CWMF00539

Harrington-Crowdy Head RSL Sub-Branch of the RSL of Australia (NSW branch)

Harrington Memorial Hall and Literary Institute and Honour Roll

To prepare and paint the exterior of the Memorial Hall including doors and handrails.

$8,735.00

CWMF00541


Cassilis District Development Group

Cassilis War Memorial Park


To have an arborist report prepared for the Memorial Park and adjacent Avenue of Honour, and replace damaged fencing.

$6,287.75

CWMF00548

Daysdale War Memorial Hall Committee

Daysdale War Memorial Hall

Repairs to the Memorial Hall’s ceilings and walls which have been damaged by white ants. 

$9,984.00

CWMF00551

Davistown RSL sub-Branch

Davistown RSL War Memorial


Conservation work to the memorial including repairing and repainting wall and restoring adjacent seating.

$2,900.00

CWMF00554

Berrima Residents Association Inc

Berrima Remembrance Grove (Formally NSW Remembrance Driveway, Berrima Section)


To finalise the conservation management plan for the Memorial Grove including an assessment of the trees, structural assets and plaques, a statement of significance and management policies.

$10,000.00

CWMF00555


Tenterfield RSL sub-Branch (NSW)


Tenterfield Mounted Rifles South Africa War Memorial


Conservation work to the memorial including cleaning, repairing cracks, removing cement pointing with soft lime mortar and the application of algaecide to inhibit mould and lichen growth.

$6,000.00

CWMF00556

Bangalow RSL sub-Branch

Bangalow RSL Memorial Hall

To repair the front porch area of the Memorial Hall. 

$5,000.00

Application ID
Organisation name
Project Title
Project Description
Grant

CWMF00500

North Sydney Council

North Sydney War Memorial

To clean the memorial’s stonework including removal of dirt, bird droppings, mould, and pollution crust.

$10,000.00

CWMF00509

Hornsby RSL sub-Branch & Veterans Well Being Centre Hornsby Incorporated

Hornsby War Memorial

To have a condition assessment of memorial undertaken.

$3,500.00

CWMF00510


Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Muttama Hall

To paint elements of the Memorial Hall.  

$3,996.25

CWMF00511

Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club War Memorial

To have two memorial honour boards cleaned and treated by a conservation specialist.

$9,592.00

CWMF00513


Gosford RSL sub-Branch

Gosford Cenotaph

To have a conservation management plan prepared for the Gosford cenotaph.

$4,285.00

CWMF00516

Yass Valley Council

Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall

Conservation work to the Memorial Hall foyer including ceiling repairs. 

$10,000.00

CWMF00518

Branxton RSL sub-Branch

Branxton RSL Memorial Hall and Honour Rolls


To have a heritage assessment of the Memorial Hall prepared including a significance assessment and a condition assessment. 

$2,500.00

CWMF00519

Bulahdelah War Memorial Land Manager

Bulahdelah War Memorial Hall

To re-stump the Memorial Hall. 

$10,000.00

CWMF00525

Hornsby Shire Council

Glenorie Roll of Honour


Conservation work to the memorial including cleaning, repointing damaged and missing joints, replacing lost lettering. 

$10,000.00

CWMF00528

Woronora River RSL sub-Branch

Woronora River RSL War Memorial

To replace the damaged lighting and install protective guards to prevent future damage.

$1,883.00

 

Previous Funding Recipients 

 

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