Thursday, 23rd April 2020

Victorian communities are being given more opportunities to remember and honour veterans through various projects to build and repair memorials, preserve stories and ensure their wellbeing.

Minister for Veterans Robin Scott today announced $700,000 for 63 projects across the state as part of four grant programs: Victoria Remembers, Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour, the ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund and the 75th Anniversary of the End of World War Two.

Further support is being directed to the organisations Carry On and Melbourne Legacy to provide ongoing welfare support – including emergency food supplies and food vouchers – amid the unprecedented coronavirus pandemic.

The Victorian Government has worked to ensure all funded projects comply with coronavirus restrictions, such as physical distancing.

Projects that have received funding include:

Grant recipient Project Grant Amount
Baw Baw Shire Council Re-gilding the inscriptions, repairing and cleaning the brickwork on the Neerim South cenotaph. $2,200
Baw Baw Shire Council Restoring the lettering, treating the bronze plaques and repairing the mortar damage on the stone plinth of the Warragul cenotaph $14,900


For more information about the successful grants, visit vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.

Quotes attributable to Minister for Veterans Robin Scott

“We owe it to our veterans to honour their legacy and preserve their stories for future generations – that’s even more important in these challenging times.”

“Our veterans fought hard for our shared values and for a diverse and inclusive Victoria – these projects will ensure their memories live on as a testament to their dedication and sacrifice.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing

“Now more than ever, the work that happens throughout the year to commemorate and recognise our veterans for their sacrifices and contributions deserves our respect and our support. our veterans’ legacy in the forefront of peoples’ minds.”

“This funding will help to ensure that our veterans’ legacy is remembered, including through the sharing of history, memories and stories with future generations.”