Scott Buchholz, Federal Member for Wright, is putting out a final call to RSLs, community groups and schools who may be interested in applying for an Anzac Centenary grant.
Applications into the Members office close on March 30th.
The Federal Government has allocated $125,000 of funding per electorate to help communities deliver special commemorations for the Centenary of the Anzac in 2015.
Scott Buchholz is encouraging any groups who have plans to host unique commemorations next year to apply.
The Centenary of Anzac will be the most significant national period of commemoration in our nations history,
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 said Mr Buchholz.
The Wright Electorate Anzac Day Centenary Grants Committee has been selected and will be chaired by local resident, Gordon French. This committee will oversee the application process and make recommendations on the allocation of funding.
Mr French is an ex-serviceman and current chairman of the Air Cadet School of Aviation.
Mr French explains the available funding needs to deliver a lasting reminder of the Anzac spirit and tradition with a capacity to deliver that to as wide a portion of the community as is practical.
The Centenary of Anzac demonstrates clearly the relatively short time we have been a Federation. There are still many people who have a close connection with Gallipoli veterans,
Mr Buchholz and I would like to see as many appropriate community organisations apply for an opportunity to mark this historic Centenary said Mr French.
For more information and guidance through the application process please contact the office of Scott Buchholz on 5541 0150.