Upper Hunter communities encouraged to apply for Community War Memorial Fund and the Anzac Community Grants Program

HAVE you noticed a local war memorial that needs repair or protection?

Upper Hunter MP Michael Johnsen has called for applications in the latest round of the Community War Memorial Fund (CWMF) and the Anzac Community Grants Program (ACGP).

“This new funding is now available to help communities in the Upper Hunter electorate to protect and repair local war memorials and to support projects which commemorate the service of current and former NSW service men and women,” he said.

The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 for local war memorial projects, including conservation works and protection. There are two rounds a year each offering $125,000, closing on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day.

“In the latest round, funding supported work at the Scone Pool Memorial in the Hunter,” Mr Johnsen said.

The $50,000 ACGP provides grants of up to $2000 to schools, community and veterans groups to educate the community on the service and sacrifice of military personnel, support activities benefiting veterans, and engage with the community.

The majority of projects proposed for the latest ACGP round were applications to support Anzac Day commemorative activities.

Applications for both grant programs are open until Remembrance Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017.

For more information, visit www.veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au or www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au 

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