Grants and awards | June 09, 2016
Grants open to recognise our veterans
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging community and ex-service organisations to apply for funding to ensure the sacrifice and service of veterans is acknowledged in local communities.
Ms Kealy said there were four grant streams opening this month that enabled communities to connect with local veterans and commemorate past conflicts.
“Local projects could include restoring war memorials, researching and highlighting the efforts of local soldiers during World War I or other significant conflicts and programs to ensure that veterans and their loved ones have the local support they need,” Ms Kealy said.
“Acknowledgement of the sacrifices and contributions made by our veterans is extremely important and this latest round of grants provides the funds to ensure they are remembered forever,” she said.
The four grant streams are:
- The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour program – funding of up to $20,000 to ensure local war memorials and honour rolls are restored to their original condition or reflect the service history of the local community;
- The Victoria Remembers program to assist communities in making a local connection with the Centenary of World War I. It can also be used for projects and activities that commemorate other wars;
- The Anzac Centenary Community Grants program – funding of up to $20,000 to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I; and
- The ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund for practical assistance for veterans and their dependents who are in need. This funding is given to organisations that provide welfare support to veterans.
Grant applications close on 29 August 2016. For more information or assistance in applying for these grants, phone 1300 366 356 or visit: www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants