Local community organisations and schools are being encouraged to apply for funding through the Saluting Their Service Program which supports local commemorations that recognise our servicemen and women.
Federal Member for Wright Scott Buchholz put out the call ahead of Anzac Day and said he encouraged RSLs, community groups and schools to apply.
“With ANZAC Day around the corner, it is a timely reminder of the service and sacrifice of our servicemen and women,” he said.
“These grants support local, community-based projects such as the preservation of wartime memorabilia, establishing new memorials and flag poles and restoring existing memorials and local rolls of honour.”
Grants of up to $4,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities to preserve and highlight Australia’s wartime heritage, and there is no set closing date for applications.
Mr Buchholz congratulated the community groups in the region who were successful in securing funding in the past, including:
$3,000 for the Gold Coast War Museum to purchase cabinets to display wartime memorabilia,
$4,000 for the Mudgeeraba Light Horse Museum to construct a memorial to commemorate the service of the Australian Army Veterinary Corps, and
$2,979 for the Laidley RSL Sub-Branch to install commemorative plaques on the Laidley Cenotaph.
“I am happy to support local applications and certainly encourage schools and community groups to think about ways we can commemorate and remember those who have served our nation,” Mr Buchholz said.
For more information or to apply, visit http://www.dva.gov.au/consultation-and-grants/grants/grant-and-bursary-programs/saluting-their-service-commemorative