Next year marks the beginning of the Centenary of Anzac commemorations. To assist with local RSL branch and sub-branch commemorations the federal government is offering $100, 000 worth of grants per electorate.
The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nations history, said Scott Buchholz MP, Federal Member for Wright.
Locally, our community will work together to ensure that we pay appropriate tribute to the thousands of locals who answered the call to serve their nation and the hundreds who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defence of our collective values and beliefs.
These Centenary of Anzac grants will give the community the opportunity to honour service and sacrifice. There are many different ways this can be done from traditional dawn services and marches of veterans, through to re-enactments of recruiting marches, school-based education programmes, refurbishing of memorials and honour boards and establishment of new places of commemoration and reflection.
The funding guidelines can now give the community greater scope to plan for the future and consider how this community can best commemorate events in our history.
Scott Buchholz said the Coalition was determined to work in a bi-partisan manner to deliver the Centenary of Anzac commemorations.
The Coalition is pleased that community grants under this programme have been modelled on the highly-successful Australia Remembers 1945-1995 commemorations of the 50th anniversary or the end of World War Two.
I look forward to working with our community to deliver commemorations the community will be proud of to honour our nations centenary of service and mark the nation-defining events of the Centenary of Anzac, Scott Buchholz said.