Tuesday February 13, 2018
Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP and Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott today announced Caroline Chisholm College and Cecil Hills High School will receive NSW Government funding as part of a proud commitment to help communities build, protect and repair local war memorials.
Both Caroline Chisholm College and Cecil Hills High School received $1000 under the Anzac Community Grants Program to help fund commemorative projects undertaken at the schools. Caroline Chisholm College will use the funding to assist with the creation of an interactive database for students use. Cecil Hills High School will use the funding to build an Anzac mural at the school.
More than $175,000 has been allocated to assist communities protect and repair local war memorials and support projects, which commemorate the service and sacrifice of service men and women.
Tanya Davies said a total of $126,760 across 21 projects under the Community War Memorials Fund had been invested across the state, with a further $49, 951 for another 43 projects under the Anzac Community Grants Program.
“These memorials have significant heritage value and meaning for their communities, with some commemorating conflicts as far back as the Boer War representing more than a century of architectural design history in regional NSW,” Tanya Davies said.
Mr Elliott said the NSW Government was investing in communities like Mulgoa across the state, ensuring locals have a place to commemorate the service and sacrifice of our diggers.
“As we commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice it is important that young people understand the sacrifices made during the First World War.”
Mr Elliott also called for applications in the latest round of Community War Memorials Fund which is open until Anzac Day. “New grants of up to $10,000 are now available and I encourage all communities who believe their local memorial needs conservation or protection to apply,” he said. The next round of applications to the Anzac Community Grant Program will open later in the year.
For more information, including application forms are available here https://www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/.