$14,000 Anzac grant for Proserpine museum

Published Thursday, 24 August, 2017 at 12:21 PM

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

Proserpine’s First World War legacy will be preserved for future generations with the support of a $14,000 grant from the Palaszczuk Government.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said this funding was awarded to the Proserpine Historical Museum Society through the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program.

“The Queensland Government is helping communities reflect on 100 years since the First World War, as well as recognising other significant military anniversaries,” she said.

“This grant will allow the society to review the museum’s collection of First World War memorabilia, as well as provide new volunteer training.

“With the help of this funding, this local organisation will also be able to complete database updates and install exhibition interpretation boards to better inform and engage museum visitors.”

Ms Palaszczuk said the Proserpine Historical Museum Society was one of 16 successful recipients across the state, awarded through round three of the Queensland Anzac Centenary Spirit of Service grants program.

“This small grants program offers funding of up to $20 000 to local not-for-profit organisations, RSLs and local councils,” she said.

“All of the successful projects focus on engaging communities and educating Queenslanders about our state’s role in the First World War and other significant military events.

“With round four of the Spirit of Service grants program now open, I encourage local groups to apply.”

Round six of the Lasting Legacies grants program, offering grants between $20 001 and $80 000 to commemorate the Anzac legacy, is also open and will close 28 January 2018.

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


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