Keeping The Legacy Of Our Veterans Alive

The Andrews Labor Government is keeping the legacy of our veterans alive with a round of new grants to support and bolster the community.

Marking Remembrance Day, Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced 84 projects right across the state that will share in $1.4 million as part of a range of grants to support veterans.

The projects cover a range of initiatives, such as preserving memorials, commemorating veterans through services and events and providing education or training programs so veterans can remain engaged with the community.

Some of the 84 projects include:

  • $18,000 for welfare support for RAAF members in Ballarat
  • $12,000 to the Geelong Legacy Club to pay heating bills for disadvantaged Legacy widows
  • $12,000 for the Torquay RSL Sub-Branch to offer home exercise programs and more
  • $675 to build a plaque honouring all those from Bass Valley who served in the Boer War
  • $9,000 to help run Ballarat’s ANZAC Day Commemorative Services
  • $8,000 to repair the roof of Bendigo’s Legacy House

More information about the successful recipients of the grants can be found at vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans Robin Scott

“We’re working hard to protect the legacy of our veterans and pass it on for future generations.”

“Our veterans fought hard for our shared values. Remembering their stories reminds us to take stock of that sacrifice and pay tribute.”