26 November, 2018 –
A new grants program is available for communities wishing to honour their war heroes by constructing or restoring a public monument or memorial.
Following Remembrance Day earlier this month, and the statewide Armistice Centenary commemorations, the Premier has announced funding of $1.2 million to go towards the Queensland Veterans’ Memorial Grants Program and $300,000 for additional services for veterans under the Anzac Day Trust Fund.
Between 2014 and 2018 more than 330 community projects and events were awarded over $6.85 million in funding under the Queensland Anzac Centenary Grants Program for things like memorials and honour boards.
There will be three grant rounds that will assist projects that promote the virtues demonstrated by veterans both at home and on the war front.
I encourage Stafford veterans’ groups and community organisations to apply for grants up to $30,000 (exclusive GST) to create or conserve a lasting legacy for future generations.
Applications will open by the end of the month, with the first round to close on 10 March 2019.
For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/veterans