Jill Hennessy, State Member for Altona District, this week announced the opening of four veterans grant programs that will provide support for local commemorative, education and welfare projects that support, commemorate and educate the community about the service of our veterans.
Three of the grant programs open for applications as of 6th June 2016 are:
- Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour (Round 1): supports communities in Victoria to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
- Victoria Remembers (Round 1): helps communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War I, and assist projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served. Grants of between $20,000 and $80,000 are available for projects with significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria’s diverse community.
- Anzac Centenary Community Grants (Round 1): administered by the Victorian Veterans Council, are designed to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I, both overseas and on the home front. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
One grant program will open for applications on 20th June 2016:
- ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund: administered by the Victorian Veterans Council, provides practical assistance for veterans and their dependants who are in need. The Fund is distributed to organisations whose principal object is to provide welfare support to veterans or their dependants.
Applications for these grant programs close on 29th August 2016. For more information on these grants or other veteran related initiatives, please visit: http://www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants
Quotes attributable to Jill Hennessy, Member for Altona District
“Our community is rightly proud of our veterans and their service, and I encourage all interested local ex-service and community organisations to apply, so that we can continue to honour their sacrifice”.
Quotes attributable to the Minister for Veterans, John Eren
“Our veterans have served us, and it is our duty to protect their legacy. They have earned it for the rest of their lives”