More than 50 communities across NSW have received funding to commemorate veterans in the 2021 Anzac Community Grant program.
The Anzac Community Grant Program provides funding to projects and initiatives that recognise Australia’s war service history, educate a new generation, and support the wellbeing of the NSW veteran community.
More than $56,000 all-up will be provided under the scheme.
For example, the Glen Innes & District Historical Society has been given $800 to purchase a new display cabinet for its Services Memorial Room. The purchase will give the Society more space to tell the stories of conflicts and service people.
The City of Albury RSL sub-Branch has been given $750 to assist with its 2022 Anzac Dawn Service.
The Gulgong RSL sub-Branch has been given the same amount for the same purpose.
Yeoval’s “Our Banjo Paterson – more than a Poet” museum has been given $800 to purchase a display cabinet to display Australian Light Horse memorabilia.
The Catholic Parish of St Mary’s Grafton has been given $1,500 to create the St Mary’s Commemorative Walk. An artist will be commissioned to paint aspects of the armed forces, such as a Light Horse soldier, a Gallipoli scene, a navy boat, an Air Force plane, and a sunset including poppies depicting the going down of the sun, and attach the freezes to the paling fence on the northern side of the school.
And Gol Gol Public School has received just over $1,000 to build a sandstone retaining wall in its ANZAC Garden. The wall will act as a barrier for the school’s Lone Pine Tree.
For the full list of 2021 ACGP recipients and more information about the program visit www.veterans.nsw.gov.au/acgp2021.