Member for Page Kevin Hogan today announced funding of more than $62,000 for 13 community organisations to support local projects commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australians during the First World War.
The Anglican Parish Lismore will receive $8,000 to make and install a Memorial Glass Window it St Andrews Church to honour those first Anzacs who served their nation and those left behind.
Grafton RSL sub-branch will receive $10,000 for a week long commemoration in Grafton and South Grafton including a Mayoral Ball, street banners and a re-enactment of the famous Light Horse recruitment drive from Copmanhurst to Grafton. The grant will also support the two Dawn Services and the Anzac Day March.
So far 13 grants have been announced worth more than $62,000. (see the full list below)
“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme enables communities to support commemorations at the local level by giving them the opportunity to secure funding for projects that preserve the stories of local servicemen and women for generations to come,” Mr Hogan said.
“These grants will complement the wider series of commemorative activities that have been developed throughout our electorate.”
“$125,000 has been made available to the Page community and ex-service groups to spend on commemorative programmes.”
“I would like to thank the members of the Electorate Committee who have assisted me in developing an approach for commemorating the Anzac Centenary in Page, their hard work has made these activities, through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme, a reality.
The Centenary of Anzac will mark a century of service and sacrifice, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. It will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate.
The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Programme, more information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.
- Alstonville Plateau Historical Society – $5000 – to produce a book on Tintenbar servicepeople in WWI
- RSL Lifecare, Fromelles Manor Lismore – $2732 – Commemorative Day
- Alstonville RSL sub branch – $4,744 – Construction of WWI memorial and relocation of honour board
- Mid-Richmond Historical Society – $3196 – Refurbishment of honour board
- Urbenville RSL sub-branch – $2872 – restoring the WWI memorial
- Woodburn/Evans Head RSL sub-branch – $3300 – Refurbishment and restoration of honour board
- Blackwell Historical Society – $1410 – new honour board
- South Gundurima Hall – $2200 – restoration of honour board
- Anglican Parish – $8000 – Memorial stain glass window
- Grafton RSL sub-branch – $10,000 – week long commemoration including re-enactment of Light Horse recruitment ride, street banners and Mayoral ball
- Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall – $2312 – restoration of honour board
- Tullymorgan School – $5,758 – install honour roll
- Chambigne District Social Club – $2239 – restoration of honour board