A new $4 million Palaszczuk Government grants program is making sure Queensland remembers the courage and sacrifice of its dedicated servicemen and women.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk told Parliament the first round of the Queensland Remembers Grants Program is now open for submissions.
“This program will assist organisations to support the State’s veterans and create more opportunities for Queenslanders to honour their service to the nation,” the Premier said.
“My government is proud to deliver this significant election commitment to help ex-service organisations as well as eligible not-for-profit organisations upgrade their buildings and facilities and purchase equipment so they can continue to support Queensland veterans and their families.
“I’m pleased these organisations have this opportunity to build for their future and for the veterans and families they support.”
Ex-service and not-for-profit organisations that support veterans can apply for grants of up to $50,000 for minor capital works and grants between $50,000 and $250,000 for major capital works over three annual rounds.
“There are also community grants of up to $50,000 available to ex-service organisations, councils and not-for-profit community organisations to support them to create or restore memorials, avenues of honour, memorial gardens and deliver commemorative activities and events,” the Premier said.
“As demonstrated by the large public turnout on Anzac Day this year, Queenslanders are eager to recognise our veterans publicly now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased.
“Communities are keen to restore or erect monuments, compile honour rolls, construct memorial trails and gardens and undertake history and educational projects.
“The Queensland Remembers Grants Program will help deliver these lasting tributes to our veterans.”
The Palaszczuk Government committed $10 million at the last election to support the State’s veterans’ community with funding to provide employment and legal assistance, homelessness support and a range of other services.
To access the Queensland Remembers Grants Program eligibility guidelines and apply for a grant, visit the Queensland Veterans’ Portal at www.qld.gov.au/veterans
Online submissions close 25 October 2021 and successful applicants are expected to be announced in March 2022.