Local community organisations, schools and councils are encouraged to apply for funding under the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
“The one-off grants program will support local, community-based projects and activities that commemorate the end of the First World War,” Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz said.
“Eligible projects include establishing new or restoring existing memorials, the preservation of wartime and military memorabilia, educational and cultural projects and the publication of wartime histories.”
“I encourage those in Wright who want to contribute to a significant period in our nation’s history to apply.”
Mr Buchholz said that grants of between $3,000 and $50,000 are available to local organisations for eligible projects that preserve and highlight Australia’s wartime heritage. There is a pre-application process and strict criteria apply.
“Please start this nomination process by contacting my office for a preliminary nomination form. A local consultation panel will then consider all proposals and selected projects will then be invited to formally apply,” Mr Buchholz said.
“If your organisation is planning a project to commemorate the end of the First World War, this is a great opportunity for the Federal Government to support your organisation and help fund the costs.”
“I look forward to hearing from local organisations with ideas to commemorate or celebrate the end of the First World War and working with the local community to bring their plans to life.”
For more information about the Armistice Centenary Grant Program and to view the guidelines visit www.dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.