LOCAL groups have until Monday July 25 to apply for funding under Round 1 of the NSW Government’s 2022/23 Community War Memorials Fund, according to State Member for Lismore Janelle Saffin.
Ms Saffin said the Fund was established to help conserve repair and protect war memorials, of which there were many across our Electorate of Lismore.
“Projects can include conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, improving security and access, and repairs to war memorial halls,” Ms Saffin said.
To be eligible for funding, the memorial must be listed on the NSW War Memorials Register.
To apply go to https://veteransnsw.smartygrants.com.au/R1-CWMF-2022-23
Ms Saffin said she was very pleased to see that the Anglican Parish of Lismore had received $10,000 for two projects in Round 2 of the 2021-2022 Fund.
“I strongly supported the Parish’s grant application to restore and repair St Andrew’s Anglican Church’s memorial gate, including electrical wiring for lights, and relocating an honour roll and plaque from the former St Mark’s Anglican Church in Nimbin to the Warrior’s Chapel at St Andrew’s,” Ms Saffin said.
Kyogle Council received $3000 to have a condition assessment report prepared for the Mallanganee Memorial Gates.