Successful grant projects

The Community War Memorials Fund provides grants of up to $10,000 for the conservation of local war memorials, including specialist heritage advice and physical work. Grant applications are open to local councils and community organisations, including memorial trusts, veteran groups and local councils.

Read about some recent memorial conservation projects and how the funding helped their local communities to care for their war memorial heritage and continue to commemorate those who served.


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Tenterfield Boer War Memorial

The Tenterfield RSL sub-Branch was awarded two Community War Memorials Fund grants in 2021 to support the conservation of the Tenterfield Boer War Memorial.

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Rocky Hill Memorial Tower Beacon

In 2021, Goulburn Mulwaree Council was awarded a $10,000 Community War Memorials Fund grant to restore the rotating beacon on the historic Rocky Hill War Memorial Tower.

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Corowa War Memorial Clock

Corowa War Memorial Clock

In 2022, Federation Council received a $8,945 Community War Memorials Fund grant to support the conservation of the Corowa First and Second World Wars Memorial Clock, which had damaged clock faces and a broken dial mechanism.

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Morpeth War Memorial

In 2021, Maitland City Council received a grant for a specialist stonemason to undertake conservation work to this historic town’s war memorial. First unveiled in 1921, the memorial commemorates those from the local community who served from the First World War to Vietnam.

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Bondi Bathers Surf Life Saving Club

Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

Located alongside the nation’s most iconic beaches, the Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club received funding for conservation work on two historic Honour Rolls commemorating club members who served in the First World War and Second World War. Repairs to damage caused by weathering restored these memorials to their glory just in time for Anzac Day commemorations in 2022.

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Celtic Cross War Memorial, Christ Church, Gosford

The Anglican Parish of Gosford received a grant to repair the memorial outside its historic Christ Church, including weathering damage that rendered the names of those honoured illegible. The work restored the names of those who served so their service and sacrifice could continue to be remembered.

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Holbrook War Memorial

The Holbrook RSL sub-Branch was awarded two Community War Memorials Fund grants to support the management of the Holbrook War Memorial, including the preparation of a condition assessment followed by specialist conservations and restoration work. 

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