Chester release – Community grants for projects honouring veterans

REMEMBERING VETERANS’ SERVICE AND SACRIFICE FOCUS OF GRANTS

LOCAL communities are set to receive more than $130,000 in Saluting Their Service grants which deliver projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history and reflect our gratitude to all those who have served our country.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the 55 community projects were a fitting way to recognise Australian military service as the Anzac Centenary program and the Century of Service draws to close.

“I offer my congratulations to these communities which will use this funding to deliver a range of thoughtful and meaningful projects, including commemorative books, artworks, services, and refurbishment of memorials,” Mr Chester said.

“In a fitting tribute to the centenary of the First World War Armistice, Penshurst RSL Sub-Branch in Victoria will use the Saluting Their Service grant to add additional lettering and a poppy graphic to a memorial commemorating veterans of the First World War.

“As we look to the next 100 years of service, the Honouring Indigenous War Graves group of Western Australia will commemorate veterans of more recent conflicts, including Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Timor.”

The Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program provides up to $4000 for each project and applications can now be made through the Community Grants Hub.

Applicants requiring support in submitting their application are encouraged to phone 1800

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