More time to apply for up to $80,000 in Anzac grants
Published Friday, 26 January, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Premier and Minister for Trade
The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk
Community groups across the state are encouraged to apply for the Queensland Anzac Centenary Lasting Legacies grants program, with the closing date extended to 25 February 2018.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Lasting Legacies had already supported many local organisations in honouring and remembering our state’s servicemen and women.
“With funding of up to $80,000 available, this grants program helps community groups undertake meaningful projects to commemorate the Anzac Centenary,” she said.
“I encourage RSLs, local organisations and clubs to apply for the these grants to help Queenslanders recognise and reflect on the First World War, as well as other significant military milestones.
“With the application deadline now extended until February 25, I urge community groups across Queensland to think about how they can celebrate the Anzac spirit in their local area.”
Ms Palaszczuk said funding was available for a wide range of commemorative projects, including preserving memorabilia, restoring memorials, public events and historical research.
“Already more than 270 organisations across Queensland have shared in over $5.6 million in funding through the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program,” she said.
“These grants include funding for small projects of up to $20,000 through Spirit of Service, as well as larger projects between $20,001 and $80,000 under the Lasting Legacies program.”
Ms Palaszczuk said Queenslanders demonstrated immense pride in honouring the extraordinary service and sacrifice of our defence force personnel, both past and present.
“As we mark a century since the signing of the Armistice on 11 November 1918 – leading to the end of the First World War, I know many Queensland communities will be commemorating this historic event.
“Applying for a Queensland Anzac Centenary grant is great opportunity for local community groups, as funding could be used to improve or extend their anticipated events for this year’s historic Remembrance Day.”
In recognition of the significance of the Armistice Centenary, the Palaszczuk Government has committed $2 million to a statewide program of commemorative activities. The program will feature a statewide public art project, the illumination of iconic Queensland landmarks and a variety of community events and concerts.
The Lasting Legacies grant program closes at 9pm, 25 February 2018 and Spirit of Service closes the following week at 9pm, 4 March 2018.
For more information on the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program and upcoming commemorative events visit: www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.
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