Ar­mistice Cen­te­nary Grants Com­mem­o­rate End of WW1

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

Com­mu­nity groups and schools are be­ing en­cour­aged to ap­ply for fund­ing as part of a new pro­gram to com­mem­o­rate the end of World War 1.

Ex­pres­sions of In­ter­est have opened, with up to $50,000 avail­able to or­gan­i­sa­tions in the Hawkes­bury and Blue Moun­tains.

Ar­mistice Day is com­mem­o­rated every year on 11 Novem­ber to mark the ar­mistice signed in France be­tween the Al­lies and Ger­many, which led to the ces­sa­tion of hos­til­i­ties on the Western Front. 2018 is the 100th an­niver­sary of that moment, which took ef­fect at eleven o'clock in the morn­ing—the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month - and the Ar­mistice Cen­te­nary Grants Pro­gram hon­ours that event.

The grants pro­gram will sup­port projects or ac­tiv­i­ties that com­mem­o­rate the end of the First World War.

One- off grants of be­tween $ 3,000 and $ 50,000 are avail­able. All ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived will be as­sessed by a Com­mu­nity Con­sul­ta­tion Com­mit­tee, whose role will be to mea­sure which com­mu­nity projects will best com­mem­o­rate the Cen­te­nary of Ar­mistice lo­cally, and as­sist me in re­view­ing all pro­pos­als.

Nom­i­nated ap­pli­ca­tions will then be sub­mit­ted to the De­part­ment of Veteran’s Af­fairs for as­sess­ment. Ex­pres­sions of In­ter­est forms can be lodged with Susan Tem­ple­man MP's of­fice any­time be­tween now and 15 De­cem­ber 2017.

The De­part­ment’s as­sess­ments will be­gin on 11 Novem­ber 2017 and close on 28 Fe­bru­ary 2018.

Gen­eral in­for­ma­tion about the grant is avail­able at www.dva. gov.au. You can also email susan.tem­ple­man.mp@aph.gov.au or call her of­fice on 4573 822 or 1300 519 482 (toll free) for any en­quiries.

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