Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants announced

Guy Barnett,Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

The Tasmanian Liberal Government recognises the valuable contribution of Tasmania’s service men and women and is committed to supporting veterans and ex-serving members in Tasmania.

We are providing $100,000 across two rounds of the 2019-20 Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants Program to fund and support Tasmanian veterans and ex-serving organisations.

Congratulations to the 11 successful recipients of grants under the second round of the 2019-20 Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants Program.

These organisations will share in a total of $50,000 to fund small infrastructure repairs and maintenance, and/or equipment purchases for RSLs throughout Tasmania, as well as war memorial construction, repair and maintenance.

Some of the projects to receive funding include:

  • Claremont RSL Sub Branch – $10,000 for upgrade of the air conditioning;
  • Scottsdale RSL Sub Branch – $550 for road signs for the Military Museum Scottsdale;
  • Meander Valley Council (auspicing for the Carrick Community Committee) – $2250 for the Carrick Cenotaph project; and
  • Ulverstone RSL Sub Branch – $1450 for repair of the Ulverstone Cenotaph.

The Teddy Sheean Memorial Grants Program was established by the Tasmanian Government as a tribute to the bravery and sacrifice made by Tasmanian sailor Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean, who gave his life for his country and fellow shipmates during a battle in 1942 off the coast of East Timor.

The Grants Program honours Teddy Sheean as a representative of the many Tasmanians who selflessly gave their lives for others in the defence of this country.

A full list of the successful applicants will be available on the Department of Communities Tasmania website at www.communities.tas.gov.au/csr

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