Local organisations in the Glass House electorate have the opportunity from today to apply for funding for events and projects to commemorate the centenary of the First World War.
Member for Glass House, Andrew Powell MP, said the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program will provide $13.5 million over five years to honour Queensland’s and Queenslanders’ contribution to the Great War.
Mr Powell said that eligible projects could range from exhibitions, re-enactments, the restoration of memorials and honour boards to events and research projects.
“The grants program is an opportunity for local communities to get involved in the centenary and commemorate in a way that is meaningful to them,” Mr Powell said.
“Up to $80,000 is available for individual projects across the state which will commemorate this historic period.
“It is an opportunity to honour all those who had a role in Australia’s First World War effort, and one that deserves to be recognised in every Queensland community.
“One million dollars of funding will be available in the first round of the program, with further funding available over the next five years.
“The grants are part of an overall Queensland Government commitment of $49.3 million commemorative program of activity honouring the centenary of the First World War.”
The Queensland ANZAC Centenary grants program forms part of a suite of commemorative activity running from 2014-2018, including major commemorative events and legacy projects that will see Queensland’s history brought to life for future generations.
Apply now at www.qld.gov.au/anzac100.
Applications for the first round of grants are open until 14 March 2014.
-ENDS 12 February 2014