Memorial To Get Funding Boost After ANZAC Day

Baulkham Hills is being encouraged to apply for funding grants of up to $10,000 to restore and protect war memorials.

Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott said “Community War Memorials Fund grants help protect, conserve and repair war memorials in NSW.”

“Funds can be requested for specialist heritage advice or physical conservation work on halls, honour rolls, avenues of trees and stone monuments,” said Mr Elliott.

“Our war memorials give us a place to reflect and pay our respects to those brave soldiers who fought for the freedom we enjoy today.”

Acting Minister for Veterans Geoff Lee said public commemorations at community war memorials didn’t happen on Anzac Day this year because of COVID-19 but it only highlighted their importance.

“A lot of people missed the special connection you get from attending your local war memorial with your community on Anzac Day,” said Mr Lee.

“That just reinforces the need to make sure these precious monuments are protected not just for this generation but for many more to come.”

Applications close on 27 July 2020.

For more information: www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/