WWI cen­te­nary grants on of­fer

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

MEM­BER for Cook, David Kemp­ton, is urg­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions in Cook to ap­ply for fund­ing for events and projects to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of World War I.

Mr Kemp­ton said ap­pli­ca­tions opened this week for the Queens­land An­zac Cen­te­nary grants pro­gram, which would pro­vide $13.5 mil­lion over five years to hon­our the State’s con­tri­bu­tion to the war.

He said el­i­gi­ble projects could range from ex­hi­bi­tions, reen­act­ments, the restora­tion of me­mo­ri­als and hon­our boards to events and re­search projects.

‘‘The grants pro­gram is an op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties to get in­volved in the cen­te­nary and com­mem­o­rate in a way that is mean­ing­ful to them,’’ he said.

‘‘Up to $80,000 is avail­able for in­di­vid­ual projects across the state pro­vid­ing all com­mu­ni­ties with an op­por­tu­nity to hon­our those who had a role in Aus­tralia’s WWI ef­fort.

‘‘One mil­lion dol­lars of fund­ing will be avail­able in the first round of the pro­gram, with fur­ther fund­ing to come through­out the course of the cen­te­nary.

‘‘The grants are part of an over­all Queens­land Govern­ment com­mit­ment of $49.3 mil­lion to hon­our the WWI cen­te­nary.’’

The Queens­land An­zac Cen­te­nary grants pro­gram forms part of a suite of com­mem­o­rati ve ac­tiv­ity run­ning from 2014- 2018, in­clud­ing ma­jor com­mem­o­ra­tive events and legacy projects that will see Queens­land’s his­tory brought to life for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.

Ap­ply now at www.qld.gov.au/ an­zac100

Ap­pli­ca­tions for the first round of grants are open un­til March 14.

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