Coledale RSL wins grant to help commemorate veterans

Member for Cunningham, Sharon Bird, has welcomed the announcement of a $3,000 grant from the Commonwealth Government to the Coledale RSL for the maintenance of war memorials.

The grant was awarded to Coledale RSL to fund the installation of two plaques detailing the history of the Coledale Heritage Memorial and the Coalcliff - Scarborough - Clifton Roll of Honour, which have both been relocated to the RSL.

The extra funding is part of the Gillard Government’s commitment to honour past and present Australian service personnel who have served in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

“Commemorative projects such as the installation of plaques in Coledale ensure that the sacrifice of our servicemen and women will never be forgotten,” Ms Bird said.

Along with the Coledale RSL, 87 other memorial projects have been announced and the Saluting Their Service grants amount to $218,247 in total.

The Saluting Their Service commemorations program provides several rounds of funding each year to help communities build and maintain memorials, capture the wartime history of their towns and preserve memorabilia for future generations.

Last year, the Coledale RSL received a $4,000 grant for the restoration of the Sub-Branch’s First World War Honour Board.

Since 2008, the Australian Government has provided more than $7 million to over 1,900 local commemorative projects.