Schools and RSL clubs in the regions are among a range of community organisations eligible to apply for funding to improve veteran wellbeing and celebrate their important contributions to society.

NSW Nationals Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the Anzac Community Grants Program provides organisations up to $2000 to commence, enhance or complete a local community project as part of a commemorative and educational program.

“The current and former servicemen and servicewomen in our community deserve to be recognised for their immense contribution to our country,” Mr Saunders said.

“Funding is available to individuals and not-for-profit organisations, including educational institutions, ex-service organisations, community groups, local government associations, museums and historical societies.

“I encourage organisations to apply for a grant and show their support for our veterans.”

The program provides relief to community groups at a time when fundraising is challenging.

Groups are encouraged to apply for grants for public commemorative events including virtual services, projects which either enhance local historical research and education or preserve and display war memorabilia.

Last year, $50,000 from the Anzac Community Grants Program was shared between 38 projects.

Applications for the grant program will close at 5pm on Wednesday, November 11.

For more information visit www.veterans.nsw.gov.au or call 1300 838 233.