Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour

Kangaroo-Flat-War-Memorial-for-web-resizedThe Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community.

Since 2005 the Victorian Government, through the Restoring Community War Memorials Program, has helped repair, restore and improve more than 400 local war memorials and honour rolls across Victoria.

For example in 2012 the Wycheproof RSL restored the statue of a soldier to their war memorial with the assistance of a $10,000 grant from this program.

The Government has expanded the program in the lead up to the Anzac Centenary to provide greater support for individual projects and include support for projects that involve the restoration of avenues of honour.

Examples of the type of projects that will be consider for funding include, but not limited to:

Some examples of the projects that will be considered for funding include:

  • restoration of the brickwork or masonry of a memorial

  • repairs to broken statues that form part of a memorial

  • repairs to barriers and fences that surround and protect a memorial

  • the rectification of sinking foundations

  • replanting of trees that formed part of the original avenue of honour

  • restoration of commemorative plaques that form an integral part of an avenue of honour

  • the installation of explanatory walls (a written explanation that provides historical context about the memorial or avenue of honour and its place in the community)

  • re-lettering of honour rolls

  • the installation of additional plaques on existing memorials or additional names on existing honour rolls

  • the provision of seating and paving around the immediate commemorative site

  • the relocation of a memorial to its original position, or to a new position if the current location poses safety risks.

Visit Guidelines and tips for applying to the Restoring Community War Memorials Grants Program

Resources to assist with preparing a grant application, including fact sheets on preserving war time memorabilia and local Heritage Advisors are available at:

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The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grants Program supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community.

Since 2005 the Victorian Government, through the Restoring Community War Memorials Program, has helped repair, restore and improve more than 400 local war memorials and honour rolls across Victoria.

For example in 2012 the Wycheproof RSL restored the statue of a soldier to their war memorial with the assistance of a $10,000 grant from this program.

The Government has expanded the program in the lead up to the Anzac Centenary to provide greater support for individual projects and include support for projects that involve the restoration of avenues of honour.

Examples of the type of projects that will be consider for funding include, but not limited to:

 

Some examples of the projects that will be considered for funding include:

·         restoration of the brickwork or masonry of a memorial

·         repairs to broken statues that form part of a memorial

·         repairs to barriers and fences that surround and protect a memorial

·         the rectification of sinking foundations

·         replanting of trees that formed part of the original avenue of honour

·         restoration of commemorative plaques that form an integral part of an avenue of honour

·         the installation of explanatory walls (a written explanation that provides historical context about the memorial or avenue of honour and its place in the community)

·         re-lettering of honour rolls

·         the installation of additional plaques on existing memorials or additional names on existing honour rolls

·         the provision of seating and paving around the immediate commemorative site

·         the relocation of a memorial to its original position, or to a new position if the current location poses safety risks.

 

 

Guidelines and tips for applying to the Restoring Community War Memorials Grants Program can be found at XXXXXX


Last updated on Tuesday, 31 May 2016