Work to conserve the Yass Soldiers Memorial Hall will commence thanks to a funding injection of $10,000 from the NSW Government’s $125,000 Community War Memorial Fund.
Member for Goulburn Wendy Tuckerman welcomed the investment, saying “Our region has a proud military history and I’m thrilled to see locals actively working to conserve sites that recognise this service and sacrifice”.
The NSW Government established the Community War Memorials Fund to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW. Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been provided for a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.
Two application rounds are run each year. The rounds open on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. Grant applications are assessed by the State War Memorials Committee, which comprises senior representatives of the Returned and Services League of Australia NSW Branch (RSL NSW), Public Works Advisory, Heritage NSW, and the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs.
Applications for the second round of the Community War Memorial Fund opened on Remembrance Day, 11 November 2021, and close at 5pm, 11th February 2022. A further $125,000 of funding is available. For more information, visit: https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/heritage/community-war-memorials-fund/
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