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The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC

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Remembering Veterans’ Service and Sacrifice focus of Grants

LOCAL communities are set to receive more than $130,000 in Saluting Their Service grants which deliver projects commemorating Australia’s wartime history and reflect our gratitude to all those who have served our country.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the 55 community projects were a fitting way to recognise Australian military service as the Anzac Centenary program and the Century of Service draws to close.

“I offer my congratulations to these communities which will use this funding to deliver a range of thoughtful and meaningful projects, including commemorative books, artworks, services, and refurbishment of memorials,” Mr Chester said.

“In a fitting tribute to the centenary of the First World War Armistice, Penshurst RSL Sub-Branch in Victoria will use the Saluting Their Service grant to add additional lettering and a poppy graphic to a memorial commemorating veterans of the First World War.

“As we look to the next 100 years of service, the Honouring Indigenous War Graves group of Western Australia will commemorate veterans of more recent conflicts, including Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Timor.”

The Community Commemorative Grants category of the Saluting Their Service program provides up to $4000 for each project and applications can now be made through the Community Grants Hub.

Applicants requiring support in submitting their application are encouraged to phone 1800 020 283 or email support@communitygrants.gov.au

A list of the 55 projects receiving funding follows. All funding listed is GST exclusive.

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SALUTING THEIR SERVICE COMMUNITY COMMEMORATIVE GRANTS

NEW SOUTH WALES
Recipient Electorate Funding description Amount $
U.S. Army Small Ships Association Inc Cowper Install two memorial plaques commemorating the Australians who served in the Australian Merchant Navy and in the US Army Small Ships section, during the Second World War. $1331
Delegate Progress Association Eden-Monaro Install four granite plaques commemorating the Men from Snowy River who served in the 55th Battalion.  $1128
Rankins Springs War Memorial Hall Farrer Install a Rising Sun Emblem at the Hall commemorating the sacrifices made by veterans. $4000
Nelligen Progress Association Gilmore Restore a bronze memorial plaque commemorating the Volunteer Defence Corps. $880
7th Light Horse Regiment AIF Hume Paint Light Horse Troopers images on a horse float used to transport horses to various commemorative events and parades. $3000
Coogee Legion
Ex-Service Club
Kingsford Smith Hold a commemorative event on Remembrance Day for the community. $2046
Penrith Selective High School Lindsay Install an honour board and flag pole commemorating veterans who attended the school. $2477
Willow Tree Memorial Hall Advisory Committee New England Install an art piece that references Kokoda 1942 on the Willow Tree Memorial Hall. $2546
Twilight Aged Care North Sydney Involve high school students in conducting interviews with two veterans about their experiences during the First World War. $2800
Baradine Rusty Club Parkes Restore a Second World War 25-pounder cannon and carriage to utilise on ANZAC and Remembrance Day. $2728
Ivanhoe Central School Parkes Install a flagpole in the school's memorial garden to be used in ANZAC and Remembrance Day ceremonies. $1364
RSL LifeCare Limited Riverina Install a commemorative plaque next to an ornamental rock used to hold wreaths during ANZAC and Remembrance Day. $820
2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion AIF Association Robertson Hold a memorial service commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Liberator crash. $2834
Total Grants - NSW – 13 Total $27,954
QUEENSLAND
Recipient Electorate Funding description Amount $
Wondai RSL
Sub-Branch (QLD Branch)
Flynn Clean and repair the existing Wondai memorial plinth, and install two new plaques showing Binyon’s Lines ‘The Ode’, and ‘Lest We Forget’. $2254
The Glennie School Groom Build a memorial commemorating the contribution the 117 Australian General Hospital made in the Second World War. $3637
Junabee War Memorial Inc Maranoa Install a sandstone monument and flagpole in front of the existing memorial hall to honour veterans. $4000
Seasons Living Australia Pty Ltd Oxley Install a sandstone pillar and a flagpole at Seasons Sinnamon Park Aged Care Community to commemorate veterans. $3637
Total Grants - QLD – 4 Total $13,528
SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Recipient Electorate Funding description Amount $
Adelaide Concert Collective Inc Adelaide Hold a commemorative concert for Armistice Day combining Australian composed music with projections of historical images $3000
Tumby Bay RSL
Sub-Branch
Grey Produce a book of Veterans memories commemorating the service and sacrifice of the service men and women from the Tumby District. $3000
Outback Communities Authority - William Creek & Iron Knob Grey Install flagpoles in two remote communities in South Australia. $2728
Outback Communities Authority - Lyndahurt & Pimba Grey Install flagpoles in two remote communities in South Australia. $2728
Outback Communities Authority - Klinman & Parachilna Grey Install flagpoles in two remote communities in South Australia. $2728
Outback Communities Authority - Kingoonya & Gawler Ranges Grey Install flagpoles in two remote communities in South Australia. $2728
City of Charles Sturt Port Adelaide Update the memorial honour board to correct the name plaque and include more recent conflicts involving the Australian Defence Force. $3637
Rose Court Aged Care Sturt Install a flagpole to be used daily, and on ANZAC and Remembrance Days. $369
Auburn, Clare & Districts RSL
Sub-Branch
Wakefield Install new plaques commemorating First World War service people and relocate a plaque closer to the existing memorial. $4000
Kapunda RSL
Sub-Branch
(SA Branch)
Wakefield Create a commemorative mural in Kapunda. $2787
Freeling RSL
Sub-Branch
Wakefield Install a flagpole commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice. $1364
Total Grants - SA – 11 Total $29,069
TASMANIA
Recipient Electorate Funding description Amount $
Beaconsfield RSL
Sub-Branch
Bass Refurbish the Cenotaph and Boer War memorial for Armistice Day commemorations. $2641
St Patricks River Progress Association Inc Bass Install a flagpole to fly the Australian flag on ANZAC and Remembrance Days. $1400
Circular Head RSL Sub-Branch Braddon Plant trees and install plaques for a memorial trail commemorating veterans of the First World War. $3637
Total Grants - TAS – 3 Total $7678
VICTORIA
Recipient Electorate Funding description Amount $
Fryerstown Community Reserve Committee Bendigo Erect a monument on the main road of the town commemorating the Armistice of the First World War. $3778
Mt Macedon Dawn Service Committee Bendigo Conduct a commemorative service on the eve of Armistice Day 2018 in honour of the service men and women from Woodend and Newham.  $3000
Bridgewater Lake Retirement Estate  Calwell Install a commemorative plaque. $951
Queenscliff/Point Londsdale RSL
Sub-Branch
Corangamite Relocate and re-set a concrete memorial and install a flagpole. $1500
Maritime Trust of Australia Gellibrand Upload photos of crew members of HMAS Castlemaine onto the Maritime Trust of Australia website. $1920
Friends of the Community Gardens
Sub Committee Nowa Nowa
Gippsland Install a memorial commemorating the service and sacrifice of service men and women from the Nowa Nowa community.   $3637
Signature Care Pty Ltd - Edmonton Goldstein Install a commemorative honour board and a flagpole at Edmonton Aged Care. $3044
Signature Care Pty Ltd - Benalla Goldstein Install a commemorative honour board and a flagpole at Benalla Aged Care. $2902
Signature Care Pty Ltd - Langwarrin Goldstein Install a commemorative honour board and a flagpole at Langwarrin Aged Care. $2802
Signature Care Pty Ltd - Manoora Goldstein Install a commemorative honour board and a flagpole at Manoora Aged Care. $3044
Benalla RSL
Sub-Branch
Indi Refurbish and renovate the Cenotaph commemorating veterans in the community who died in the First World War, up to, and including the Vietnam War. $3637
Greenhills Primary School Jagajaga Re-model the existing garden at the school and create a mural commemorating Australian war efforts since the First World War.  $2338
Grace Village Aged Care Jagajaga Install a flagpole commemorating veterans living in the aged care facility. $390
Wyndham Park Community Centre Lalor Install a flagpole for the Werribee Men’s Shed ANZAC Garden. $1320
National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Swan Hill Sub-Branch Mallee Erect a memorial commemorating veterans who served between 1951 and 1972. $4000
Hedley Public Hall and Recreation Reserve McMillan Restore two honour rolls of the Great War and install a framed document explaining the history of the honour roll. $680
Warrandyte Primary School Council Menzies Relocate the school's commemorative plaque and build a memorial garden to commemorate the Rats of Tobruk. $1910
Old Paradians’ Association Scullin Install a new Vietnam Veterans Honour Board at Parade College Bundoora. $2100
Penshurst RSL
Sub-Branch
Wannon Add additional lettering and a poppy graphic on the existing memorial commemorating veterans in the First World War. $970
Derrinallum Lismore and District RSL
Sub-Branch
Wannon Display military memorabilia in glass showcases at the community hall. $878
Total Grants - VIC – 20 Total $44,801
WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Recipient Electorate Funding description Amount $
Honouring Indigenous War Graves Burt Install a granite memorial commemorating veterans of Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq and Timor conflicts. $4000
Scarborough RSL
Sub-Branch
Curtin Install a plaque in the Scarborough RSL Memorial Garden commemorating service men from the First World War. $2904
11th Battalion Living History Unit Durack Design and install a bronze plaque commemorating the service and sacrifice of service men from the 11th Battalion. $976
Shire of Lake Grace O’Connor Install a plaque commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War at each of Shire of Lake Grace's four war memorials. $2337
Total Grants - WA – 4 Total $10,217

 

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