Friday, 8 December 2017

The Andrews Labor Government will help Gippsland commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and educate the wider community about their service.

Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria Region today announced the opening of three veterans grant programs that will provide support for local projects in Gippsland that will do just that

Locals are encouraged to apply for the following grant programs:
• Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour – supports communities to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Grants of up to $30,000 per project are available.

• Victoria Remembers Major Grants – supports projects or activities that commemorate wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served. Grants of between $30,000 and $80,000 are available for projects with significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria’s diverse community.

• Anzac Centenary Community Grants – supports projects that leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War One, both overseas and on the home front. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.

Applications for each grant program close on 12 February 2018.

To apply or for more information on these and other veteran grant opportunities visit:

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

“We have a proud wartime legacy in Gippsland– and this is one way of honouring our brave local servicemen and women.”

“I encourage locals in Gippsland to apply for these grants and help give our veterans the support and tribute they deserve.”

Quote attributable to the Minister for Veterans John Eren:

“Our veterans have selflessly protected us, so we have to do everything we can to protect them. They’ve earned it – for the rest of their lives.”