WWI centenary grants on offer
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.