Armistice grants set to open

Deniliquin Pastoral Times - - NEWS -

Mem­ber for Far­rer Sus­san Ley is urg­ing in­ter­ested lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties across the elec­torate to con­sider ap­ply­ing for fund­ing un­der the Armistice Cen­te­nary Grants Pro­gram.

Mark­ing the of­fi­cial end of Aus­tralia’s An­zac Cen­te­nary Pro­gram, ap­pli­ca­tions for the grants will open next month to help sup­port projects or ac­tiv­i­ties in our re­gion which will com­mem­o­rate the end of the First World War on Novem­ber 11, 1918.

‘‘The Cen­te­nary of An­zac 2014 to 2018 is one of the most im­por­tant re­mem­brance pe­ri­ods in our his­tory, al­low­ing us to prop­erly ac­knowl­edge ser­vice men and women from all con­flicts who fought for a just and se­cure peace,’’ Ms Ley said.

‘‘One-off grants from $3,000 are avail­able, and I en­cour­age any­one in Far­rer who wants to con­trib­ute to this sig­nif­i­cant mo­ment in our na­tion’s his­tory to sub­mit an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est through my of­fice.

‘‘An in­de­pen­dent lo­cal com­mit­tee will as­sess each ap­pli­ca­tion to en­sure we com­mem­o­rate this cen­te­nary with the re­spect and promi­nence it de­serves.’’

Ms Ley said $7.5 mil­lion has been al­lo­cated to ac­knowl­edge this his­toric day through the Armistice Cen­te­nary Grants Pro­gram, al­low­ing a to­tal fund­ing amount of $50,000 to each of Aus­tralia’s fed­eral elec­torates. For full de­tails and grant as­sess­ment cri­te­ria, call 1300 303 203 or email far­rer@aph.gov.au.

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