$20,000 grant for Brisbane choir to honour military service

Published Thursday, 24 August, 2017 at 04:16 PM

Premier and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

A Brisbane choir has received $20,000 in grant funding from the Palaszczuk Government to honour the legacy of Queensland's servicemen and women.

Member for Brisbane Central Grace Grace said she was inspired by her community’s passion for commemorating the Anzac Centenary.

“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.

“As part of the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program, the Brisbane Concert Choir at St Andrews has received $20,000 to hold a choral commemoration.

“Music is a wonderful and creative way to reflect on the service and sacrifice of Queensland’s brave men and women.

“I congratulate the choir on receiving this funding and wish them all the best with preparations for this performance.”

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the choral 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."

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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