Community groups and locals looking to commemorate veterans can now apply for government grants.
Applications for the 2021 Anzac Community Grants Program are now open, giving residents an opportunity to commemorate current and former military service personnel.
The program offers small grants (up to $2000) for the projects and Oatley MP Mark Coure said it played a critical role in educating the community on Australia's strong and longstanding military history.
"The St George region is renowned for our patriotism and compassion towards those that have made the ultimate sacrifice in representing our nation at war," he said.
"Our local area is home to one of the most thriving and wide-reaching networks of organisations that honour veterans and those currently serving.
"Whether it is through involvement in our local RSL Sub-branches or the Riverwood Hornets, our local residents are proud to honour and educate themselves on our local military history."
Natalie Ward, Minister for Veterans, said the opening of the grants program coincided with History Week.
She said it would help promote awareness of the vital contributions of Australia's veterans.
"We are looking to support projects which enrich communities and heighten understanding of our veterans' efforts both past and present," Ms Ward said.
"Around 1200 veterans transition into NSW communities from the Defence Force every year and we remain committed to supporting them after their service."
Grant applications are open to individuals and non-for-profit organisations, including councils, ex-service organisations, NGOs and educational instutitions.
They are available in four categories: local community historical research and education; preservation or display of war memorabilia; public commemorative events, arts and culture; and support to members of the NSW veteran community.
More than 40 projects were selected in last year's program, including a replica battlefield trench, a digital image gallery of 600 photos and woodwork to preserve a living memorial.
Applications close on Remembrance Day (November 11).
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