Community encouraged to apply for veterans grants

Melton MP, Don Nardella today reminded and encouraged the community to consider applying for Victorian Government veteran grants that will help preserve the service and sacrifice of local veterans.

Mr Nardella said:

The Victorian Government supports ex-service organisations, local councils, schools and community groups with grants to apply for projects honour and commemorate the service and sacrifice of veterans, restore local war memorials and honour rolls, commemorate Anzac Centenary, and educate the wider community about our wartime history.

Two grant programs that are currently open until 1st April and I encourage local organisations to consider applying under are:

Victoria Remembers Grant Program

Is designed to support projects, with a contribution of between $25,000 and $80,000 which have a significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria’s diverse community.

Anzac Centenary Grant Program

Grants of up to $20,000 will be available for World War 1 projects including new memorials, local community events, educational programs and the preservation of local Anzac history.

I encourage any interested local organisations who may have a potentially eligible project to lodge their application before the deadline of April 1st.

For further details in regard to these or any other veteran grants, please visit: www.dpc.vic.gov.au/index.php/veterans/veterans-grants

I encourage interested organisations to lodge their applications for projects that will commemorate and educate the local community on the contributions vetrans and families have made towards Australia’s wartime efforts.

Minister for Veterans, John Eren said:

“The Victorian Government is committed to preserving our wartime heritage and educating the wider community about the service and sacrifices of our veterans”.