Schools, community groups, and other local organisations have been awarded funding to help deliver projects which commemorate the service and sacrifice of World War 1 veterans.

Minister for Veterans Affairs David Elliott has announced a total of $50,000 would be delivered to community groups across NSW as part of the 2016/17 Anzac Community Grants Program.

Forty-nine grants have been given to schools, community groups, museums, historical societies and other local associations.

“The Anzac Community Grants Program is a fantastic way to support organisations across NSW which are delivering projects in honour of our veterans,” Member for Tweed Geoff Provest said.

“These grants valued at anywhere from a couple of hundred dollars to $2000 and can be put to good use for valuable community projects.”

The successful applicants include:

  • Pottsville and District RLS Sub-Branch to install a display cabinet to feature Pottsville specific military memorabilia

Mr Elliott congratulated all recipients of the 2016/17 grant round.

“It is timely to receive an Anzac grant as we continue to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac and a century of service across the state,” he said