Member for Goulburn, Wendy Tuckerman, has called on communities to apply for the next round of NSW Government grants to conserve and restore local war memorials.

More than $125,000 will be invested in the protection and repair of local war memorials, under the government’s Community War Memorials Fund.

Mrs Tuckerman said maintaining local war memorials was vital as it provided a focal point for local communities to come together to commemorate and honour local service men and women.

“Protecting our local war memorials also helps our younger generations understand the importance of remembering the sacrifice of our diggers and paying respect to our defense force personnel,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

“If any community feels their local war memorial could benefit from restoration or conservation work to restore them to their former glory, they should make sure they submit an application to the Community War Memorials Fund before the closing date, Monday 25 July 2022.

“A total of $125,160 was awarded in the last round with 16 local government areas across NSW receiving funding ranging from $3,000 to $10,000, so I encourage all communities to review the status of their local war memorials and make an application,” Mrs Tuckerman said.

Recent grants will support a variety of conservation projects including: an arborist assessment of Newman Park Great War Memorial Avenue of Honour in Orange; repairs to the Corowa First and Second World Wars Memorial Clock; and the restoration of the St Andrew’s Anglican Church War Memorial Gates in Lismore.

To be eligible for funding, the memorial must be listed on the NSW War Memorials Register. A list of recipients, program information and the application form is available here