Grants and awards | July 24, 2020

Honouring and supporting our war veterans

Local organisations are being encouraged to apply for funding to honour Victorian veterans and ensure they are getting the support they need.

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy said that while every part of Australia has a connection to our military, the connection is particularly strong across Lowan.

“Families right across the Wimmera have sent sons and daughters away to war to defend our nation and our way of life,” Ms Kealy said.

“Funding programs like this are extremely important in helping us to honour and acknowledge those who have served, died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars, armed conflicts and peacekeeping operations.

“I salute our brave servicemen and women for their service and dedication to the country we love and encourage all eligible local organisations to consider applying to ensure they are getting the support they need and we never forget the service and sacrifice they have made.”

Applications are now being sought under the following funding streams:

  • The Anzac Day Proceeds Fund to assist with direct welfare support, such as living expenses, health and wellbeing, education and school expenses, transport costs and social activities.
  • The Restoring Community War Memorials Program to restore or improve memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour around the state.
  • The Victoria Remembers Program, which supports projects that honour or commemorate the service of veterans as well as educate Victorians about their contribution.

Applications for the Anzac Day Proceeds Fund and the Victoria Remembers program will close on Friday, 31 August 2020, while the Restoring Community War Memorials program will close on Friday, 7 September 2020.

Ex-service organisations, local governments, educational institutions and not-for-profit organisations are all encouraged to apply.

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