Grants open to honour the service and sacrifice of veterans in Western Victoria

The Andrews Government will help communities across Western Victoria commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and educate the wider community about their service.

Labor MP Jaala Pulford today announced the opening of four veterans grant programs that will provide support for local projects in Western Victoria.

Local veterans groups are encouraged to apply for the following grant programs:

  • Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour (Round 1, 2017-18): supports communities 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 $30,000 per project are available.

 

  • Victoria Remembers (Round 1, 2017-18): helps communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War One, and assist projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served. Grants 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: administered by the Victorian Veterans Council (Round 1, 2017-18): designed to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War One, both overseas and on the home front. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.

 

  • ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund: administered by the Victorian Veterans Council: provides practical support to the veteran community through the provision of funding for a range of welfare related activities. Funding is provided to assist organisations whose principal objective is to provide welfare to the ex-service community.

Ms Pulford said Western Victoria has a proud wartime legacy and the grants are a way of honouring brave local servicemen and women.

“I encourage locals across Western Victoria to apply for these grants and help give our veterans the support and tribute they deserve,” Ms Pulford said.

“Our veterans have selflessly protected us, so we have to do everything we can to honour and preserve their memory,” she said.

Applications for each grant program close on 28 August 2017.

To apply or for more information on these and other veteran grant opportunities visit: www.veterans.vic.gov.au/grants.