Country Liberals Senator for the Northern Territory Nigel Scullion today announced funding of $26,895 has been made available by the Federal Government to support an Alice Springs project commemorating the service and sacrifice of centralians during the First World War.
“The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program enables communities to support commemorations at the local level by giving them the opportunity to secure funding for projects that preserve the stories of local servicemen and women for generations to come,” Senator Scullion said.
“I welcome the recognition from the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson of Central Australia’s efforts in recognising those that have served our nation nearly 100 years ago.
“This grant will complement the wider series of commemorative activities that have been developed throughout our electorate.”
“The funding of $26,895 will go to the Alice Springs RSL Sub-branch to commission a photographic essay of Central Australian involvement in the First World War.
“Across the country $125,000 has been made available to each Federal electorate for community and ex-service groups to spend on commemorative programs,” Senator Scullion said.
“At the closing of applications, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs was overwhelmed with the number of applications received from all Federal electorates across Australia.”
The Centenary of Anzac will mark a century of service and sacrifice, encompassing all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. It will be the most significant period of commemoration in our nation’s history and the Government is committed to providing opportunities for all Australians to participate.
The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program is a key element of the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary program, more information is available at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au.
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