Letters

Commemorative Grants open

Ed,

The 2021–22 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program is now open, and those looking for funding assistance with their commemorative projects and activities are encouraged to apply.

It is vital that communities continue to look at ways to commemorate those who have served and to acknowledge the nation’s military history, and this grant program will provide much needed funding assistance to see these ideas come to life.

I have had the privilege of seeing many amazing projects and activities come to life and I’m impressed by the pride in our communities as they remember our service personnel.

Projects and activities that these grants have supported include developing digital databases of Australians who have served, restoring commemorative sites of significance and producing resources that will keep the stories of our veterans alive for generations to come.

In 2021–22, the Grant Opportunity Guidelines have also been revised, with many of these changes following close consultation with the ex-service community.

Some of these changes include much needed information around coronavirus adjustments in light of the year we have just faced.

I encourage any community group or organization to read the revised guidelines to see if their project may be eligible and then if so, consider apply for a Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant.

For more information and how to apply please, visit www.communitygrants.gov.au

 

Darren Chester MP

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs

Minister for Defence Personnel

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