Unclaimed prize money to be put to good use

Applications are now open for grants of up to $60,000 from the State Government to upgrade or install war memorial plaques and refurbish community halls used by veterans’ groups.

“We are encouraging all local RSL sub-branches, community groups and councils to apply for projects to ensure Australia’s servicemen and women continue to be remembered,” says Gareth Ward MP.

“Examples of how the grants could be used include plaques at places of historical significance in the state’s wartime efforts, or restoration and display of honour roles with the names of men and women who fought and died in war.”

The restoration of the Robert Weir Memorial, mentioned in last issue, is one local project that could be nominated.

The $1 million program is being funded from uncollected gaming prize money and will be administered by Liquor & Gaming NSW, in consultation with the NSW Branch of the RSL of Australia and the Office of Veterans Affairs.

Details: Applications close at 5pm on Weds 27 July. More information at http://www.liquorandgaming.justice.nsw.gov.au

 

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