Grant helps Charters Towers honour military history
Published Thursday, 24 August, 2017 at 12:22 PM
Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Queensland’s military history will be brought to life on stage in Charters Towers, with the support of a grant from the Palaszczuk Government.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the Charters Towers 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,” she said.
“This funding will support the RSL to engage the local community on Queensland’s military history in a creative and entertaining way.
“The RSL will present a three-act play that focuses on the lives of young people sent to the frontline, honouring the service and sacrifice of those who have served our country.
“I congratulate the Charters Towers RSL on receiving this grant and thank its members for honouring Queensland’s military history with this performance.”
Ms Palaszczuk said the play 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,” 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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