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

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 


Stockton RSL sub-Branch

Stockton Community War Memorial

To have a condition assessment of the memorial undertaken. 



Bexley RSL sub-Branch

Bexley RSL War Memorial

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



Waverley Council

Waverley Soldiers' War Memorial

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the memorial.



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.



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.



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. 



Davistown RSL sub-Branch

Davistown RSL War Memorial

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



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.



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.



Bangalow RSL sub-Branch

Bangalow RSL Memorial Hall

To repair the front porch area of the Memorial Hall. 


Application ID
Organisation name
Project Title
Project Description


North Sydney Council

North Sydney War Memorial

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



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

Hornsby War Memorial

To have a condition assessment of memorial undertaken.



Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Muttama Hall

To paint elements of the Memorial Hall.  



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.



Gosford RSL sub-Branch

Gosford Cenotaph

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



Yass Valley Council

Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall

Conservation work to the Memorial Hall foyer including ceiling repairs. 



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. 



Bulahdelah War Memorial Land Manager

Bulahdelah War Memorial Hall

To re-stump the Memorial Hall. 



Hornsby Shire Council

Glenorie Roll of Honour

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



Woronora River RSL sub-Branch

Woronora River RSL War Memorial

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



Previous Funding Recipients 


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