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The Hon Dan Tehan MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
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11 December 2017

Community groups benefit from grants funding

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan today announced that 82 community projects honouring Australian service men and women would share more than $210,000 in Government grant funding.

Mr Tehan said the funding would help local community groups to build and preserve memorials, hold commemorative events and undertake activities that teach younger generations about Australia’s wartime history.

“The Government is funding local organisations to provide projects and activities relevant to their community that honour the men and women who serve in defence of our nation,” Mr Tehan said.

“The variety of projects receiving funding as part of the Australian Government's Saluting Their Service grants program demonstrates the unique ways each community honours our veterans and serving personnel.

“I encourage all interested groups and organisations with a project to review the grant guidelines and submit a request for funding to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.”

The Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program provides up to $4,000 for individual projects, and applications are accepted at any time.

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 Community Commemorative Grants October 2017

Australian Capital Territory
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Wanniassa School Parents and Citizens Association Inc Wanniassa Canberra Refurbish the memorial at Wanniassa School. 4,000
Friends of Manuka Pool Inc Manuka Canberra Restore the Second World War Honour Roll and Manuka Swimming Pool and publish a booklet of the biographies of the men listed on the Honour Roll. 3,039
Total Grants - ACT – 2 Total $7,039

 

New South Wales
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Operation Pilgrimage Group Ryde Bennelong Frame portraits of Victoria Cross recipients for the Western Australia VC photographic portraits exhibition. 3,000
Sofala Progress Association Sofala Calare Install an Avenue of Honour in Sofala, commemorating First World War service men from the village of Sofala. 3,247
Vietnam Veterans Peacekeeper and Peacemakers Association of Australia
Hastings Manning Macleay Sub-branch
Port Macquarie Cowper Print a history book to use with presentations about the Vietnam War to school students in the Cowper electorate. 2,727
Battle for Australia Association NSW Branch Forresters Beach Dobell Hold a commemorative service in Sydney for the 75th anniversary of the Battle for Australia. 1,838
The Entrance Long Jetty RSL Sub-branch Long Jetty Dobell Establish a new community war memorial at Forresters Beach Retirement Village. 3,420
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia/Central Coast Sub-branch Lake Haven Dobell Install a flagpole at Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park, Gorokan, to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration. 1,500
Kiolia War Memorial Committee Kioloa Gilmore Upgrade the Kioloa War Memorial by replacing the flagpole, installing a commemorative wall and post and chain fence. 4,000
Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Club Avalon Beach Mackellar Purchase and install a flagpole at the Avalon Beach Surf Life Saving Clubhouse to fly the Australian National Flag. 1,364
HMAS Hobart Association NSW Section Erskine Park McMahon Install 22 plaques in the Chapel of Remembrance at Garden Island to commemorate the service men and women who lost their lives on HMAS Hobart I and HMAS Hobart II. 880
Kellyville Public School Kellyville Mitchell Establish a Place of Remembrance Memorial at Kellyville Public School, including 9 plaques commemorating past and present conflicts. 2,727
Ebor Community Group Incorporated Ebor New England Construct a new war memorial in Ebor to honour Ebor and Guy Fawkes district residents who have served in all wars. 4,000
Adamstown Public School Adamstown Newcastle Create a commemorative garden at Adamstown Public School. 2,727
Glendore Public School Maryland Newcastle Create a commemorative garden at Glendore Public School. 2,618
Families and Friends of the First AIF Incorporated Dubbo Parkes Hold a commemorative service for the Centenary of the Battles of Third Ypres at the Anzac Memorial in Sydney on 26 September 2017. 3,000
Pelaw Main Public School P&C Association Pelaw Main Paterson Restore the Pelaw Main Public School War Memorial Roll of Honour sandstone pillars. 4,000
St Aloysius Primary School Chisholm Paterson Purchase and install a flagpole at St Aloysius Primary School to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration. 1,240
St Joseph’s Primary School East Maitland East Maitland Paterson Relocate a flagpole to the Anzac Commemorative Garden at the school to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration. 1,364
Kingscliff RSL Sub-branch North Kingscliff Richmond Install a plaque commemorating the Indigenous Defence Service at the Memorial Walk in Kingscliff. 862
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia NSW Branch Tweed Valley-Murwillumbah Sub-branch Murwillumbah Richmond Install a plaque on the Wall of Remembrance in Murwillumbah and hold a dedication service to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charge of Beersheba. 831
Parkes RSL Sub-branch Parkes Riverina Restore locally significant wartime memorabilia to be displayed at the Parkes Services Club. 3,000
Killcare Surf Life Saving Club Killcare Robertson Install a flagpole at the Killcare Surf Club to fly the Australian National Flag on days of commemoration. 1,364
The Lions Club of Valentine Croudace Bay Shortland Upgrade and relocate the Anzac Memorial, plaque and flagpole within Allambee Park Valentine. 3,750
Forestville RSL Sub-branch Forestville Warringah Upgrade the Forestville Anzac Memorial Pathway and Cenotaph by digitising the information. 1,300
Total Grants - NSW – 23 Total $54,759

 

Queensland
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Kilcoy RSL Sub-branch Kilcoy Blair Purchase three mannequins and build a display case for the display of Light Horse memorabilia at the Kilcoy RSL Sub-branch. 3,000
Manly-Lota RSL Sub-branch Manly Bonner Purchase glass cabinets for the display of wartime memorabilia at Manly-Lota RSL. 2,727
Dayboro War Memorial Association Inc Kobble Creek Dickson Upgrade the Dayboro War Memorial to include all wars and conflicts since Vietnam and include peacekeeping operations. 3,636
Nambour and District Historical Museum Association Inc Nambour Fairfax Preserve and frame the Rats of Tobruk Association, Queensland Branch banner for display at the Nambour Museum. 2,631
Kewana Waters RSL Sub-branch Buddina Fisher Upgrade the weapons display cabinet at the Kewana Waters Surf Life Saving Club to comply with safety requirements. 1,818
Emerald State High School Emerald Flynn Purchase four glass display cabinets and acid-free partition boxes to display and store wartime memorabilia at the school. 2,670
Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation Toowoomba Groom Reprint a book entitled ‘A Century of Australian Animals at War’ by Nigel Allsop to be given to local schools and libraries. 3,000
2RAR Museum Townsville Herbert Purchase glass cabinets for the display of memorabilia at the 2RAR Museum, Townsville. 2,375
Royal Australian Air Force Association Townsville Branch Kirwan Herbert Install two plaques at the RAAF Townsville Aviation Heritage Centre Memorial Garden commemorating the 33 Squadron Flying Boat Crew and No 5 Communication Unit. 850
Hervey Bay RSL Sub-branch Pialba Hinkler Replace the Krait Memorial Flagpole at Dayman Park, Urangan. 830
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (QLD) Inc Tablelands Sub-branch Tolga Kennedy Install a Volunteer Defence Corps Memorial Plaque at Rocky Creek War Memorial Park in Tolga. 1,525
Bloomfield Memorial Association Bloomfield Leichhardt Upgrade the Bloomfield War Memorial in Ayton. 1,180
Ninth Battalions Association Inc Chermside Lilley Hold a Battle of Milne Bay 75th anniversary commemorative service in Chermside on 26 August 2017. 1,941
Ninth Battalions Association Inc Chermside Lilley Install a permanent display at the Milne Bay Memorial Library and Research Centre in Chermside to commemorate the Battle of Milne Bay. 2,727
Amiens History Association Inc Amiens Maranoa Install an Honour Board and a flagpole at the Amiens Legacy Centre. 2,313
Thallon Progress Association Inc Thallon Maranoa Install a Second World War Honour Roll on the Thallon Anzac War Memorial. 3,322
Wallangarra RSL Sub-branch Wallangarra Maranoa Install commemorative plaques on the Wallangarra Sub-branch Memorial Wall commemorating First World War servicemen killed in action. 1,166
Queensland Naval Brigade Historical Association Southport Volunteer Company Southport Moncrieff Purchase three mannequins and three cabinets for the display of memorabilia at the Southport Heritage Military Museum. 3,000
Total Grants - QLD – 18 Total $40,711

 

South Australia
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Adelaide University Football and Cricket Club WW1 Memorial Committee The University of Adelaide Adelaide Install plaques at the Adelaide University Oval to commemorate Adelaide University Football and Cricket Club members who served during the First World War. 3,636
Friends of the Prospect Library Prospect Local History Group Sefton Park Adelaide Install Second World War and POW Honour Rolls at Nailsworth Primary School commemorating former students. 2,075
Loxton RSL Sub-branch Loxton Barker Produce a ‘Soldier at Rest’ tree carving in front of the Loxton RSL building. 4,000
Loxton RSL Sub-branch Loxton Barker Purchase picture frames for the display of memorabilia at the Loxton RSL Sub-branch. 2,904
Loxton RSL Sub-branch Loxton Barker Develop educational packs for use by schools in the Loxton area. 2,800
Truro and District Community Association Inc Truro Barker Restore the First and Second World War Memorial in Truro. 4,000
Warradale Community Children’s Centre Warradale Boothby Install a flagpole at the Warradale and Park Holme Campuses of the Warradale Community Children’s Centre to fly the Australian National Flag on days of Commemoration. 1,000
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, auspicing Outback Communities Authority Port Augusta Grey Update local war memorials and honour rolls in Parachilna, Leigh Creek, Beltana and Blinman. 3,636
Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure, auspicing Outback Communities Authority Port Augusta Grey Update local war memorials and honour rolls in Iron Knob, Oodnadatta, Lyndhurst and Kingoonya. 3,636
Jamestown RSL Sub-branch Jamestown Grey Install an interpretive audio recording about the 9th Light Horse at the Belalie Creek Diggers Walk in Jamestown. 3,398
9 Battalion RAR Association SA Linden Park Grey Hold the 50th anniversary and final reunion for the 9th Battalion RAR in Adelaide. 3,000
Royal Australian Regiment Association SA Branch Inc Linden Park Grey Purchase glass cabinets for the display of memorabilia. 3,000
Total Grants - SA – 12 Total $37,085

 

Tasmania
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Bridport RSL Sub-branch Bridport Bass Install a commemorative garden at the Bridport RSL, Community and Bowling Club to commemorate community members who have served in the Australian armed services. 4,000
Ulverstone RSL Sub-branch Ulverstone Braddon Install 10 plaques on the Ulverstone Remembrance Pathway to commemorate sacrifices made during all wars and peacekeeping operations. 4,000
Port Sorell Defence Committee Port Sorell Lyons Replace the pavers at the Port Sorell Memorial which have been damaged by heavy rain. 4,000
St Helens-St Marys RSL Sub-branch St Helens Lyons Install plaques on the Veterans Memorial Wall at St Helens, commemorating nurses from the Australian Army Nursing Corps who died during the First or Second World War. 4,000
Total Grants - TAS – 4 Total $16,000

 

Victoria
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Anglican Parish of St Peter Ballarat Ballarat Ballarat Create a Second World War honour board to commemorate 12 local parishioners who died during the war. 3,019
Ballarat Yacht Club Ballarat Ballarat Restore the Ballarat Yacht Club’s First World War Honour Board and install a flagpole at the Club to fly the Australian National Flag on days of Commemoration. 3,094
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Victorian Branch Northern Districts Sub-branch Preston South Batman Install a plaque at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital commemorating the National Service Schemes. 2,088
Mount Waverley North Primary School Mount Waverley Chisholm Install a flagpole at the front of the school to fly the Australian National Flag on days of Commemoration. 1,090
Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association Inc National Committee of Management Torquay Corangamite Hold a 70th anniversary dinner in Canberra on 15 September 2017 to commemorate 70 years of Australian Peacekeeping Operations. 2,727
Bass Valley Friends of the RSL Corinella Flinders Install a plaque in the Avenue of Honour at Bass to commemorate the service men and women from the area who died during the First World War. 1,784
Tootgarook Primary School Tootgarook Flinders Purchase and install a flagpole at Tootgarook Primary School to fly the Australian National Flag on days of Commemoration. 1,364
Western Port Oberon Association Hastings Flinders Purchase a glass cabinet for the display of memorabilia at the Victorian Maritime Centre, Crib Point. 2,727
Sale RSL and Community Sub-branch Sale Gippsland Install three plaques on the Sale RSL Memorial Wall to commemorate 70 years of peacekeeping, 75 years since the Second World War and all those who served in the Afghanistan/Iraq War. 1,395
Signature Care Pty Ltd Cheltenham Goldstein Install an Honour Board to commemorate residents who have served and a flagpole to fly the Australian National Flag on days of Commemoration at the Caravonica Aged Care Facility. 3,044
Signature Care Pty Ltd Cheltenham Goldstein Install an Honour Board at Bendigo Community Aged Care facility to commemorate residents who have served in the armed services. 1,680
Signature Care Pty Ltd Cheltenham Goldstein Install an Honour Board at Sale Community Aged Care facility to commemorate residents who have served in the armed services. 1,680
Signature Care Pty Ltd Cheltenham Goldstein Install an Honour Board to commemorate residents who have served and a flagpole to fly the Australian National Flag on days of Commemoration at the Moe Community Aged Care Facility. 2,802
Signature Care Pty Ltd Cheltenham Goldstein Install an Honour Board to commemorate residents who have served and a flagpole to fly the Australian National Flag on days of Commemoration at the Bacchus Marsh Community Aged Care Facility. 2,802
Woorinen RSL Sub-branch Woorinen Mallee Replace the Woorinen Honour Board which was destroyed in a fire. 1,375
Dunkeld Public Lands Committee Inc Dunkeld Wannon Produce and install a plaque at the Dunkeld Cenotaph providing information about the First World War and Australia’s involvement. 3,636
Mortlake RSL Sub-branch Mortlake Wannon Restore the Honour Boards at Mortlake RSL. 3,145
Total Grants - VIC – 17 Total $39,452

 

Western Australia
Recipient Location Electorate Funding description Amount $
Centre for Western Australian History Crawley Curtin Publish the journal entitled ‘Studies in Western Australian History: War and Emotions’ – issue 32 for distribution to all high schools in WA. 2,798
Dowerin District Museum Dowerin Durack Present a play in Dowerin entitled ‘Please Send Socks: stories of a small town and a Great War’. 3,000
Shire of Wickepin Wickepin O’Connor Research and write the individual stories of those who inlisted from the Wickepin District and were killed in the First or Second World War. 4,000
Somerly Primary School Clarkson Pearce Install an Avenue of Honour at the entrance to Somerly Primary School, commemorating First World War servicemen killed in action from the City of Wanneroo. 2,727
The RSL of Australia WA Branch auspicing Albany RSL Sub-branch Perth Perth Hold a memorial service in Albany to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charge at Beersheba. 2,727
Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia WA Branch Mt Hawthorn Perth Place poppy tributes on the graves of all KIA Vietnam War soldiers in Perth and regional areas of WA. 607
Total Grants - WA – 6 Total $15,859
Total Grants – Australia – 82 Total $210,905

 

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