$2,000 grant to help Innisfail RSL restore monument

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

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

A Far North Queensland RSL has been given a helping hand to restore a commemorative war monument, thanks to a grant from the Palaszczuk Government.

Member for Mulgrave Curtis Pitt said the Innisfail RSL Sub-Branch had received over $2,000 in funding 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," he said.

“It’s great this funding will support the RSL to repair the granite honour roll located at East Palmerston, which commemorates the Second World War.

“I congratulate the Innisfail RSL Sub-Branch on receiving this grant and look forward to seeing the restored monument.”

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the restoration was one of 16 projects 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,” Ms Palaszczuk 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 for small grants of up to $20,000.”

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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