Local MP and Shadow Minister for Veterans, Tim Bull, is encouraging RSL sub-branches across East Gippsland to apply for their share of funding under three Victorian Government grant programs opening next week.
Mr Bull said the grants were an opportunity for local RSL sub-branches who have been significantly impacted by coronavirus restrictions, with clubs unable to proceed with their usual fundraising campaigns.
“It has been incredibly tough year for our RSL sub-branches, many of whom rely on revenue made through local fundraising campaigns which have been unable to go ahead due to COVID-19,” Mr Bull said.
“These grants are fantastic opportunity to assist local sub-branches and ex-service organisations get back on their feet, with priority given to projects responding to COVID-19.”
Applications opening Wednesday 9 December include the:
• ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund
• Victoria Remembers Grant Program
• Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour
The ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund endeavours to provide support to the veteran community through the provision of funding for a range of welfare related activities. For a proportion of the funding, priority will be given to projects responding to the impacts of COVID-19.
The Victorian Remembers Grant Program offers grants of up to $30,000 (excluding GST) for projects which honour or commemorate veterans’ service or educate Victorians about veterans’ contributions.
The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour offers grants of up to $30,000 (excluding GST) for projects which restore community war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour.
For further information on each of the grants, including eligibility, please visit https://www.vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.
Monday, December 7, 2020