Funding is now available for projects that preserve our local military history and honour our service personnel.
Warren Snowdon MP said the Federal Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program is designed to preserve our wartime history, and highlight the service and sacrifice of our defence personnel in all wars, conflicts and peace operations.
“Lingiari boasts a rich military history,” Mr Snowdon said.
“Many people in our community have a grandparent, parent, sibling or relative who has served in our defence forces and played a role in building the nation.
“By funding projects that safeguard our nation’s wartime heritage, we are ensuring generations to come have the opportunity to learn and connect with this service and sacrifice.
The program provides up to $10,000 for local and community-based projects and activities, such as flagpoles, memorials, digital honour rolls, and even upgrades to RSL facilities.
In addition, grants of up to $150,000 are available for significant national, state/territory or regional projects and activities.
Warren Snowdon said applications for the next funding round are now open and close on 11 February 2021.
“I want to urge local veteran groups, councils, and community organisations to apply for funding, particularly for projects and activities that commemorate the Vietnam War, with several significant anniversaries coming up in 2021.”
“As a community, it is important we recognise our veterans’ service now and into the future.”
For more information on Batch 3 of the 2020-21 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program, visit the Community Grants Hub.