THE Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is well underway in Leichhardt with three Round 1 applications submitted to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.
Federal Member for Leichhardt Warren Entsch said he was very impressed with the range and standard of applications received from organisations around the electorate.
“From a new Anzac Archway at Cooktown, to an exhibition of original WWI photographs and a memorial to mark the significance of a WWI submarine to Cairns, it was great to see a range of projects put forward,” Mr Entsch said.
“This is such an important event; everyone in our region must be given the opportunity not only to commemorate the Centenary, but also the chance to understand where we fought, why we fought, and, most importantly, the reasons and values we fought for.”
The Leichhardt ACLGP Committee is also very pleased to announce that the Australian Government has decided to increase the amount of funding available to each electorate, from $100,000 to $125,000.
“The time frame for Round 2 has also been extended; it was originally the end of February 2014, however we will now accept applications until April 30th, 2014.”
Mr Entsch commended the ACLGP Committee for volunteering their time and services to assess the applications, providing valuable feedback which has been included in the recommendations to the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs.
The DVA will now assess each application against the grant criteria and take into account the comments provided by Mr Entsch and the Committee, before making its own recommendations to the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, who will make the final decision.
Any organisation interested in applying for funding in Round 2 can request an application pack from Mr Entsch’s office at 07 4051 2220 or email email@example.com.
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