In the lead up to ANZAC Day, Parliamentary Secretary for the Central Coast and the Hunter Scot MacDonald MLC is encouraging local veterans groups and community organisations on the Central Coast and Hunter to apply to apply for the latest round of the Community War Memorials Fund (CWMF).
The CWMF provides grants of up to $10,000 to protect, conserve and repair war memorials, statues, honour rolls and memorial halls.
“Applications close on Anzac Day 2018. I encourage anyone in the local community who believes their memorial needs conservation or protection to apply,” Mr MacDonald said.
“The Central Coast and Hunter have a strong ANZAC legacy and this funding will go towards preserving that for future generations.”
“As Greg and Sylvia Ray said in ‘The Hunter Region in the Great War’, the Hunter region lost over 2000 men who were killed in the war, with many towns, suburbs and families paying a terrible toll.”
For more information visit: https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/
For information on local events on ANZAC Day visit www.centenaryofanzac.nsw.gov.au and for details on services ran by local RSL sub-branches visit http://rslnsw.org.au/commemoration/anzac/anzac-day-services-2018