ORGANISATIONS in Leichhardt that plan to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac are urged to submit their applications before the October 31 Round 1 deadline.
In April this year Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch launched the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program, which provides $100,000 in funding for local projects.
The Leichhardt ACLG Committee has decided to assess applications in two rounds with up to $50,000 available for projects submitted before October 31, and a further $50,000 for projects submitted before February 28, 2014.
“The Centenary of Anzac (2014?2018) stands to be one of the most important commemorative periods in our history,” explained Mr Entsch.
“I know there are a number of community groups and organisations who would like to get their projects underway as soon as possible, which is why we’ve divided the funding into two rounds rather than waiting until all the applications are submitted by February 2014.”
Organisations being urged to apply for a grant include community and ex?service organisations, schools and other educational institutions, museums and cultural institutions, local government authorities and other non?profit community organisations.
There is a broad scope for the projects, which can include public commemorative events, new First World War memorials or honour boards, the restoration of existing First World War memorials or honour boards, the preservation and display of First World War memorabilia and relevant school projects.
“I’m hoping that we’ll get ideas put forward from all around Leichhardt,” Mr Entsch said.
“This is an unprecedented opportunity to remember those who fell and celebrate the enduring spirit of Anzac.”
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Alternatively, people can visit the Cairns Electorate office in the MacDonnells Building, 102 Grafton St, Cairns, visit the Thursday Island Electorate office at Douglas St, Thursday Island, or email email@example.com requesting details.