Cairns RSL Sub-Branch is set to receive $3500 to carry on the commemoration legacy in the Far North Queensland
Federal Leichhardt MP Warren Entsch said the funding was part of $360,000 which is going towards a diverse range of commemorative projects across Australia that will help foster the community identity of the region.
“In Far North Queensland there is a proud military history and one we see on display on Anzac Day each year,” Mr Entsch said.
“This funding will allow Cairns RSL Sub-Branch to implement a standardised system of tallies for the labelling of wartime memorabilia displayed at it Kokoda Hall Museum.
“Funding support for projects in Far North Queensland will help ensure there is a lasting legacy and one on display all year round.”
Veterans and Defence Personnel Minister Darren Chester said the latest round of funding had received a diverse range of applications for projects, including a local school constructing a memorial and local RSLs installing plaques to commemorate Australian service men and women.
“Our military history is an important part of a community’s identity, with the service men and women from a region helping to shape what that community has become today and these grants will help showcase this,” Mr Chester said.
“I encourage community and ex-service organisation groups in Far North Queensland to apply for funding for future rounds, and follow in the lead of these projects, to ensure the local history of service is never forgotten.”
Applications for funding for projects and activities for the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific Day 2020 are now open.
Applications can be submitted on the Saluting Their Service Commemoration Program page on the Community Grants Hub.