LOCAL organisations that want to commemorate the Centenary of Anzac are urged to submit their applications for Federal Government funding before the Round 2 deadline on April 30.
“We had a good response in Round 1, and I’m pleased to say that one of the applications has already been processed and approved,” Mr Entsch said.
“The Historical Society, Cairns will present an exhibition of photographs revealing what life was like in Far North Queensland during WWI ? from the recruitment drives to the experiences of the servicemen and women. It will be held next month at the Tanks Arts Centre, and I’m really looking forward to it.
“However, due to the volume of applications that the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is receiving, they are taking some time to be processed which is why the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Committee here in Leichhardt needs all applications for Round 2 in by April 30th.
“This will enable them to be assessed in a timely manner, so that organisations can get themselves prepared to commemorate the Anzac Centenary over 2014-2018.”
Late last year, the Australian Government decided to increase the amount of funding available to each electorate, from $100,000 to $125,000.
“At this stage we are likely to have allocated around $45,000 from Round 1, so there is plenty of scope in Round 2 for local projects to apply for funding,” Mr Entsch said.
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.
“The Centenary of Anzac (2014?2018) stands to be one of the most important commemorative periods in our history,” explained Mr Entsch. “This is an unprecedented opportunity to remember those who fell, and to celebrate the enduring spirit of Anzac.”
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If you have any questions, please contact Heather at Warren Entsch’s office on 4051 2220