Veterans' Affairs NSW is providing grants of up to $10,000 to projects that help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW to support community commemoration.
An eligible organisation or applicant must have support from the owner or custodian of the memorial eg. local government or local RSL sub-branch.
Eligible projects include:
- Specialist conservation advice for war memorials:
- Condition assessment reports
- Conservation management plans
- Arborist advice for war memorial trees
- Structural assessment reports
- Preservation work:
- Protective measures for memorials e.g. repairs to damaged barriers and fences that surround and protect a memorial
- Having protective coatings applied by a specialist conservator
- Stabilisation of fabric
- Restoration work:
- Removal of inappropriate accretions e.g. graffiti
- Cleaning and corrosion removal by specialist conservators e.g. treatment of rusted original memorial gates or fences
- Repairs to the damaged lettering on war memorial cenotaphs and rolls of honour e.g. regilding, repainting
- Conservation and repairs to stonework on war memorials
- Repointing mortar joints
- Restoring war memorial landscapes to their original design, intent or purpose
- Repairs to damaged sculptures
- Replacement of decayed or missing elements where repair is not feasible
- Works to improve equitable access to a memorial ($2,000 cap)
- Relocation of memorials for public safety
Applications open 11 November 2020 and close 11 February 2021.