GROUPS wanting to celebrate the Anzac Centenary next year are reminded that grant applications close on December 31.
The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary project through which funding of up to $125,000 will be made available to support projects in Page that commemorate the First World War.
“The Anzac Centenary Grants program will give the community of Page the opportunity to honour the service and sacrifice that epitomizes the Anzac spirit,” the member for Page Kevin Hogan said.
There are many ways this can be done from the traditional Dawn Services and marches of veterans through to re-enactments of recruiting marches, school-based education programs, refurbishing memorials and honour boards, and the establishment of new places of commemoration and reflection.
Mr Hogan has set up a local community grants committee to initially assess funding applications and will make recommendations to the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
“I will ask the committee to do everything it can to ensure that the allocated funding is shared between as many groups and commemorative events as possible,” he said.
Individual grants are up to $25,000. If you have an idea for an event to mark the ANZAC Centenary and want to apply for a grant, send your application to 161 Molesworth Street, Lismore, 2480, or email firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31.
Application forms and eligibility criteria can be found at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants