Bonalbo’s veteran community has received a funding boost to help commemorate its proud history of service, Member for Page Kevin Hogan said today.
He said the Bonalbo RSL sub-branch had received $2695 in funding under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants programme to install a plaque at the commemorative gazebo to commemorate local servicemen interned as prisoners of war during World War II.
“I congratulate the Bonalbo RSL sub-branch on its efforts to recognise the invaluable contribution of Australian servicemen and women, past and present, and ensure the next generation appreciates their service and sacrifice,” Mr Hogan said.
Bonalbo RSL sub-branch is one of 81 projects across the country funded from the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with more than $187,065 being allocated to community and ex-service organisations around Australia.
“The Saluting Their Service grants programme helps the Australian community from all walks of life to contribute to the commemoration of those who have served and continue to serve our nation.”
“These funds support local, community-based projects such as the restoration of wartime memorabilia, establishing new memorials and flag poles, and refurbishing existing memorials and local rolls of honour.”
Local community and ex-service organisations interested in applying for future grant funding rounds should click here or call 133 254 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non metropolitan callers).