Minister for Veterans, John Eren, has announced the details of four veterans grant programs that will support community education and welfare projects commemorating the service of our veterans.
The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour program ensures local war memorials and honour rolls are restored to their original condition, or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
The Victoria Remembers program helps communities make personal connections with the Centenary of World War I, and assists projects or activities that commemorate other wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served.
Grants of between $20,000 and $80,000 are available for projects with significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria's diverse community.
The Anzac Centenary Community Grants program is administered by the Victorian Veterans Council, and is designed to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
Applications for these three grant programs are now open, and close on 29 August 2016.
A fourth grant program, ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund – which opens on 20 June 2016 – provides practical assistance for veterans and their dependents who are in need. The Fund is distributed to organisations that provide welfare support to veterans.
Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans John Eren
“Our veterans served us well, and it is our duty to protect their legacy. They have earned it for the rest of their lives.”
“I encourage all interested ex-service and community organisations who may have an eligible project to apply.”
Reviewed 19 August 2020