Veteran organisations, councils and community groups can apply for grants to assist with restoration work required on war memorials.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said grants of up to $20,000 to renew or repair local commemorative sites and honour rolls were available through round two of the Restoring Community War Memorials Grants program.
“There are many local war memorials commemorating the courage, spirit and sacrifice of local servicemen and women. These memorials provide an important place for veterans, their families and friends, as well as the wider community, to gather as a sign of our enduring respect for the sacrifice made by so many,” he said.
“They also provide an opportunity for our younger generations to learn about, and appreciate the legacy of our war veterans and ensure their stories of courage and mateship are never forgotten.
“Unfortunately, over time these memorials suffer from the elements and this grant program is designed to assist communities to reinstate them to their original condition.
“Eligible projects for the program could include repairs to broken statues, barriers, fences, foundations or other parts of memorials and restoration to honour rolls,” he said.
Applications for the Restoring Community War Memorials Grants close on February 14, 2017.
For further information or to apply, visit dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants
Wednesday, November 30, 2016