Grants and awards | June 08, 2017

Opportunities to commemorate WWI history

The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging eligible organisations to consider applying for funding for the next round of the ANZAC Centenary Community Grants Program.

“The program is one of a number designed to commemorate the service and sacrifice of World War One (WWI) veterans and their communities, and to educate Victorians on the realities of the war”, Ms Kealy said.

The next round of the program opened on 5 June with grants of up to $20,000 available to support projects which commemorate WWI.

Projects can include new memorials, one-off community events, local community education projects and the preservation of WWI history.

Local government authorities, not-for-profit organisations and educational institutions are all eligible to apply.

“I encourage any interested groups to consider making an application and would be more than happy to provide a letter of support for grant applications in the Lowan electorate,” Ms Kealy said.

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Ms Kealy said people could also acknowledge the wartime efforts of WWI veterans by taking part in the ANZAC Commemorative Naming Project.

“Schools, historical societies, RSL members and interested individuals can take part in the project which is taking place over the ANZAC centenary period,” Ms Kealy said.

“As part of the project, Victorians are being asked to research people from their municipalities and provide proposals to their local councils such as the renaming of a road, geographical feature or locality”, she said.

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