Community Urged To Apply For War Memorial Grants

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State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock, Clayton Barr today said that funding is now available to protect and repair local war memorials and fund educational and commemorative programs which preserve the ANZAC legacy.

Applications are now open for the Community War Memorials Fund and the ANZAC Community Grants Program.

The Community War Memorials Fund was established by the State Labor Government in 2008 and has provided grants for a wide range of projects including honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, memorial conservation assessments, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

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The ANZAC Community Grants Program funds projects which benefit the veteran community and promotes a greater understanding and recognition of the Anzac legacy.

The Program provides small grants for a range of projects that commemorate and educate New South Wales communities about the service and sacrifices of current and former military servicemen and women.  It has funded projects including work to the Bulga War Memorial Gates.  Applications can be made by schools, historical societies and community organisations for educational programs and commemorative events and close on Friday, 24 February, 2017.

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