$190,000 in grants to commemorate Anzac legacy

Published Thursday, 24 August, 2017 at 12:18 PM

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Palaszczuk Government is continuing to help commemorate Queensland’s involvement in Australia’s military history, with $190,000 awarded to local organisations in the latest round of Anzac Centenary grants.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said these grants honoured the service of Queensland men and women in the First World War, as well as other significant military anniversaries.

“Queenslanders’ ongoing support and passion for commemorating the Anzac Centenary continues to inspire me,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

“Through our grants program, local groups are able to explore new and engaging ways to honour Queensland’s military involvement and pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

“Local organisations are also able to receive funding for projects that ensure war history, memorabilia and artefacts are preserved for years to come.”

Ms Palaszczuk said $190,000 in funding was awarded to 16 new projects through round three of the Queensland Anzac Centenary small grants program Spirit of Service.

“Projects include the digitisation of honour rolls, musical performances, memorial restorations, exhibitions, research and an interactive augmented reality program.

“The Palmwoods Memorial Hall Association has received almost $20,000 for the production of a beautiful stained glass memorial window, which will incorporate poppies and the legacy flame into its design.

“In Roma, the local RSL has been granted $17,000 to replace damaged plaques that form part of the living memorial of bottle trees on Heroes Avenue.

“Local stories really get to be heard through these grants, with organisations like the Rosalie Shire Historical Society receiving over $8,000 to profile local First World War soldiers in a book, on banners and through digital archives.”

Ms Palaszczuk said these projects ensured the proud legacy of Anzacs was preserved and accessible for future generations.

“In total, 250 community organisations have received in excess of $5.2 million in funding as part of the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program,” she said.

“With over $1.6 million in grants yet to be allocated, I encourage eligible Queensland community organisations to apply for the remaining funding rounds.”

Round four of the Spirit of Service grants program, offering grants of up to $20 000 is now open and closes 15 October 2017.

The Lasting Legacies grants program for larger projects is also open, offering grants between $20 001 and $80 000, with round six closing January 28 2018.

For more information, to apply for a grant, or for details on the successful grant projects visit www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.

A full list of Queensland Anzac Centenary Spirit of Service round three grant recipients is outlined below:

            Organisation name

Project title

Funding amount (excluding gst)

  • The Cherbourg Historical Precinct Group

Anzac Alive! – Boys from Barambah for Schools


  • Goovigen and District Progress Association Inc

Remember the Horses Too


  • Returned & Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Stanthorpe Sub-Branch Inc

Kyoomba Sanatorium


  • Gympie Family History Society Inc

Gympie's Great War


  • Proserpine Historical Museum Society Inc

Proserpine's First World War legacy


  • Hinchinbrook Shire Council

Digital Honour Roll – Putting a face and a story to a name


  • Brisbane Concert Choir at St Andrew's Inc

Remember them all


  • Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Toowoomba United Sub-Branch Incorporated as auspice for Toowoomba Grammar School Army Cadet Unit

Toowoomba Grammar School Old Boys commemorative website


  • Rosalie Shire Historical Society Inc

Goombungee Remembers


  • Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall Committee Inc

Pilton Soldiers Memorial Hall First World War Museum


  • Palmwoods Memorial Hall Association Inc

Memorial Window


  • Ninth Battalions Association Inc

Battle of Milne Bay Displays


  • Western Downs Regional Council

Homecoming, a local perspective: Navigating the experience of returning from conflict


  • Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Innisfail Sub-Branch

Repairs to the Second World War Honour Roll at East Palmerston


  • Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Charters Towers Sub-Branch

The Empty Chair - Three act play


  • Returned and Services and League of Australia (Queensland Branch) Roma Sub-Branch

Heroes Avenue Memorial Plaques - Roma


 *This support is subject to further conditions



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