Fund­ing for com­mem­o­ra­tions

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE -

MEM­BER for Fisher An­drew Wal­lace marked the an­niver­sary of the Bat­tle of Beer­sheba by call­ing for ap­pli­ca­tions for a Fed­eral Armistice Day Cen­te­nary Grant.

Mr Wal­lace, who vis­ited the site of the Bat­tle of Beer­sheba in Is­rael in July, said that $50,000 was avail­able in grant fund­ing for com­mu­nity com­mem­o­ra­tions to mark the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the World War I.

“It was a mov­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for me this year to stand at the site of the Bat­tle of Beer­sheba and re­flect on the sac­ri­fice of the Aus­tralians who served there with such hon­our.” Mr Wal­lace said.

“While we re­mem­ber Beer­sheba to­day, next year all Aus­tralians will pause and re­flect on the 100th an­niver­sary of the end of the First World War.

“I en­cour­age groups on the Sunshine Coast to ap­ply for fund­ing un­der the Armistice Cen­te­nary Grants Pro­gram to mark this im­por­tant mile­stone in Aus­tralia’s his­tory.”

In­ter­ested or­gan­i­sa­tions should con­tact Mr Wal­lace’s of­fice on 5493 5556 or email an­drew.wal­lace.mp@ aph.gov.au to re­quest an ex­pres­sion of in­ter­est form. Mr Wal­lace’s of­fice is ac­cept­ing ex­pres­sions of in­ter­est from to­day and these must be sub­mit­ted by Tues­day, Novem­ber 21.

“Grants from $3000 to $50,000 are avail­able to sup­port your ideas to com­mem­o­rate the end of the First World War in our com­mu­nity,” Mr Wal­lace said.

Go to www.dva.gov.au or call 1800 555 254.

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