Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program (GO3172)
The program is designed to:
- preserve Australia’s wartime heritage
- involve people around the nation in a wide range of projects and activities that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations
- promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.
Community grants of a maximum of $10,000 are for local, community-based projects and activities. (Please note: unincorporated entity grant activities can only receive up to $10,000.)
Major grants of $10, 001-$150, 000 are for major commemorative projects and activities.
You can only spend grant funding on the following:
- Additions to, or restoration of, existing war or peace memorials, honour boards/rolls or plaques.
- Commemorative events for significant anniversaries of wars, conflicts or peace operations (a significant anniversary is defined as ending in a 5 or 0).
- Construction of a new war or peace memorial where none currently exists, honour board/roll or plaque.
- Digital content development (e.g. documentary, podcast, website or application).
- Display and/or restoration of wartime memorabilia.
- Flagpole supply and/or installation – maximum of $2,000 per project.
- Immersive and interactive experiences (e.g. memorial walks).
- Publications (e.g. unit histories, local wartime histories and letters from service personnel) where similar works have not previously been published.
- Public awareness and/or cultural activities.
- School initiatives and/or educational activities – including memorial gardens (which must include a commemorative plaque or plinth).
Total funding amount $3.5 million for 2020-21
Closes 29 October 2020 (Batch 2) & 11 February 2021 (Batch 3)
Community War Memorial Fund
This program aims to help conserve, repair and protect war memorials across NSW to support community commemoration.
Grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST) are available. Grants for improving the accessibility of war memorials are capped at $2,000 (excluding GST).
Eligible activities include:
1. Specialist conservation advice for war memorials
2. Preservation work
3. Restoration work
4. Other works to improve equitable access to a memorial or relocation of memorials for public safety ($2,000 cap)
Round 2: Opens 11 November and closes 11 February 2021
For grant guidelines, please click here.