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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
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12 December 2017

Major commemorative grants announced

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced three projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history would share in more than $185,000 of grant funding.

Mr Tehan said the latest round of major commemorative grants under the Saluting Their Service program would allow ex-service organisations to honour Australia’s military history in their own unique way.

The 5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated in NSW will receive $22,756 to publish a book titled Taking the Higher Ground – The Fifth Battalion’s Approach to Counter Insurgency in Vietnam 1966-67.

The Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association (Queensland Branch) Inc will receive $57,750 to complete the memorial wall entrance at the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Memorial Grove at Canungra.

The Bendigo District RSL Sub-branch Inc, auspicing Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum, will receive $109,168 to develop an interpretive display titled Bendigo’s Contribution and Experience during the Second World War to be installed at the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum.

“The grant recipients will use their funding to deliver unique projects that will enhance the community’s understanding of the service and sacrifice made by Australians in wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations,” Mr Tehan said.

“As a nation we honour the men and women who serve in our armed forces and these projects will help record and promote our shared experience.

“The Saluting Their Service commemorative grants program is designed to preserve our wartime heritage and to promote an understanding of how it has shaped our nation.”

Applications for the next round of Saluting Their Service funding will close on 3 January 2018.

For more information about the Saluting Their Service program, contact the Department of Veterans’ Affairs’ Commemorative Grants team on 1800 555 254 or email commemorativegrants@dva.gov.au

A list of the projects by state is attached. All funding listed is GST exclusive.

Media enquiries:

  • Minister Tehan’s Office: Byron Vale, 0428 262 894
  • Department of Veterans’ Affairs Media: 02 6289 6466

 

SALUTING THEIR SERVICE MAJOR COMMEMORATIVE GRANTS JULY 2017

New South Wales
Recipient Location Funding description Amount $
5th Battalion The Royal Australian Regiment Association Incorporated NSW Publish a book entitled ‘Taking the Higher Ground – The Fifth Battalion’s Approach to Counter Insurgency in Vietnam 1966-67’ 22,657
Total Grants - NSW - 1 Total $22,657
Queensland
Recipient Location Funding description Amount $
Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Association (Queensland Branch) Inc. Qld Upgrade the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam Memorial Grove at Canungra by completing the memorial wall entrance. 57,750
Total Grants – QLD – 1 Total $57,750
Victoria
Recipient Location Funding description Amount $
Bendigo District RSL Sub-branch Inc auspicing Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum Vic Develop an interpretive display entitled ‘Bendigo’s Contribution and Experience during the Second World War’ to be installed at the Soldiers Memorial Institute Military Museum. 109,168
Total Grants – QLD – 1 Total $109,168

 

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS) can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for crisis support and free confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011 046 (international: +61 8 8241 4546). VVCS is a service founded by Vietnam veterans.