Circular 5/22 State and Federal grant programs closing soon

Your sub-Branch Executive may be interested in applying for the following grants that are funded by the NSW Government and Australian Government which are closing soon:

Community War Memorials Fund

The NSW Government’s Community War Memorials Fund exists to help conserve, repair, and protect war memorials through grants of up to $10,000 (excluding GST).

Since the establishment of the program in 2008, grants have been allocated to a wide range of projects including conservation assessments, honour roll repair, war memorial cleaning and conservation work, arborist advice for war memorial trees, security measures for memorials, repairs to war memorial halls, and improvements to the accessibility of memorials.

The current round will remain open for applications until 5pm on 11 February 2022. It is recommended that you study the program guidelines before submitting an application for a grant to support a project in your community.

If you have enquiries, please contact the NSW Office for Veterans Affairs at

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program

The program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage, involve people around the country 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, and promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation.

There are two categories of grants available under the program:

  • Community Grants: Grants to a maximum of $10,000 are available for local, community-based projects and activities.
  • Major Grants: Grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities, but please note Major Grants require RSL NSW sponsorship which would be assessed on a case-by-case basis.

The current round of the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program closes at 11pm on 8 February 2022. For more information or to make an application, visit the program homepage.