Community War Memorials Fund

Community War Memorials Fund

Applications to Round 1 2024/25 of the Community War Memorials Fund close on Wednesday, 24 July 2024.

 

Overview

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 1, 2024/25Round 2, 2024/25
Applications open


Anzac Day, 25 April 2024

Remembrance Day, 11 November 2024 

Applications close

11pm, 24 July 2024

11pm, 12 February 2025

Approximate date for announcement of outcomes

31 October 2024

31 May 2025



How to apply

The online application form for Round 1 2024/25 of the Community War Memorials Fund is available at https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au.

If you have any questions, please see our Support for Applicants webpage or email us at VeteransGrants@veterans.nsw.gov.au

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Community War Memorials Fund documents and resources

 


 Recipients of Round 2, Community War Memorials Fund 2023–2024

 

 Application ID
 Organisation name
 Project Title
 Project Description
 Grant

CWMF00805

Lake Cargelligo RSL sub-Branch

Lake Cargelligo War Memorial

Conservation works to the Lake Cargelligo War Memorial, including cleaning of stonework, repairing cracks, addressing staining and flaking lettering, and repointing joints.

$15,000.00

CWMF00797

Anglican Property Trust, Diocese of Bathurst

Harold Thompson Memorial Window

Conservation work to the Harold Thompson Memorial Window at St James Anglican Church, Rylstone, including cleaning, repairs to broken and damaged glass, re-leading of borders and replacement of damaged timber frame.

$15,000.00

CWMF00803

Blue Mountains City Council

Blackheath War Memorial Arch

Conservation works to the Blackheath War Memorial Arch, including cleaning, removal of organic matter and repointing.

$7,623.00

CWMF00816

Centennial Park and Moore Park Trust

Callan Park War Memorial

Conservation works to the Callan Park War Memorial, including repointing joints, replacing missing roof tiles and urns, and restoring a fountain.

$10,000.00

CWMF00792

Rockley and District Community Association Inc.

Rockley War Memorial Clock and Gates

Conservation works to the Rockley War Memorial Clock and Gates, including replacement of a deteriorated fence, cleaning of masonry and repairs to joints.

$4,990.70

CWMF00806

Cootamundra-Gundagai Regional Council

Muttama Memorial Hall

Conservation works to the Muttama Memorial Hall, including lining internal walls and enclosing heritage ovens.

$10,000.00

CWMF00826

Liverpool City Council

City of Liverpool Regional War Memorial

Conservation works to the City of Liverpool Regional War Memorial, including replacement of removed or vandalised plaques.

$9,088.86

CWMF00829

Narooma School of Arts and Soldiers' War Memorial Hall Inc.

Narooma Soldiers' Memorial School of Arts

Conservation works to the Narooma Soldiers' Memorial School of Arts, including repairs to damaged windowsills and skirtings, application of moisture blocking preparations, and engaging an engineer to report on ongoing moisture/stormwater issues.

$7,245.00

CWMF00800

North Sydney Council

HMAS Sydney 1 Memorial

Conservation works to the HMAS Sydney 1 Memorial, including repainting of the bow and inspection by a conservator.

$10,000.00

CWMF00823

Bombala RSL sub-Branch

Bombala War Memorial

To have a condition assessment prepared for the Bombala War Memorial

$10,000.00

CWMF00802

St. John's Anglican Church Parramatta

St. John's Anglican Cathedral Memorial Arch

To have a condition assessment report prepared for the St John’s Anglican Cathedral Memorial Arch, Parramatta.

$4,800.00

CWMF00821

Central Coast Council

Gosford Memorial Park

To have a Conservation Management Plan prepared for Gosford Memorial Park.

$10,000.00

CWMF00809

Bellata War Memorial Hall Committee Inc.

Bellata War Memorial Hall

Conservation works to the Bellata War Memorial Hall, including repairs to sub-floor timberwork and external stairs, replacement of broken drainpipes and installation of drainage pipes.

$7,204.09

CWMF00819

Galong Progress Association

Galong Memorial Hall

Conservation works to the Second World War Honour Roll in the Galong Memorial Hall, including regilding of veterans’ names.

$5,000.00

CWMF00828

MidCoast Council

Killabakh First and Second World Wars Memorial

Conservation works to the Killabakh First and Second World Wars Memorial, including cleaning, removing damaged mortar, and repointing joints.

$3,685.00

CWMF00831

Gundagai RSL sub-Branch

Anzac Grove, Gundagai

Conservation works Anzac Grove war memorial in Gundagai, including repairs to the sandstone base and First World War marble honour rolls, removal of flaking paint, hand-cleaning, and removal of Second World War and Vietnam honour roll plaques.

$9,900.00

CWMF00793

Bathurst Regional Council

Bathurst War Memorial Carillon

Replacement of existing handrails at the Bathurst War Memorial Carillon for accessibility and safety.

$2,000.00

CWMF00830

Clovass McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial and Community Hall Inc

Clovass McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial and Community Hall

Conservation works to the Clovass McKees Hill Soldiers Memorial and Community Hall, including painting internal walls, fixtures, and ceiling.

$5,000.00

CWMF00827

MidCoast Council

Bulahdelah War Memorial

Conservation works to the Bulahdelah War Memorial, including cleaning, removing damaged mortar, and repointing joints.

$3,960.00

 

Previous Funding Recipients