The legacy of those who have served Australia at war will continue to be protected through four recently-announced veterans grant programs, Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said today.
Mr Bull said the programs would support community education and welfare projects commemorating the service of veterans.
“The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour program is the first of these grant streams and will ensure war memorials and honour rolls are restored to their original condition, or improved, with grants of up to $20,000 per project available,” he said.
“The Victoria Remembers program will assist communities in making personal connections with the World War I centenary and help activities or projects that commemorate other wars, peacekeeping operations and conflicts in which Victorians have served.
“Under this, projects that have significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria’s diverse community have the opportunity to attract grants of between $20,000 and $80,000.”
Mr Bull said the Anzac Centenary Community Grants, administered by the Victorian Veterans Council, was designed to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I and that grants of up to $20,000 per project were available.
“Applications for these three grant programs are open now and will close on August 29.”
The ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund, the fourth grant program, would provide practical assistance for veterans and their dependents who are in need.
“This fund is distributed to organisations that provide welfare support to veterans and it opens on June 20,” Mr Bull said.
More information can be found at http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants.
Friday, June 17, 2016