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Saluting Their Service – Community Commemorative Grants

February 14

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An event every week that begins at 12:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until March 26, 2019

Funds projects that assist people at a community level and enable small communities to build memorials and preserve wartime memorabilia that is significant locally but is not necessarily nationally significant.

To be eligible your project must be a local community-based project or activity that directly commemorates the involvement, service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

The list below provides a guide to eligible grant projects and activities:
Grants up to $4000 include:
– Community War Memorials, Commemorative Plaques and Honour Boards – new war memorials, where none exists and where the new memorial will be the focus of community commemoration and the restoration of existing war memorials, honour boards/ rolls and plaques

Grants up to $3000 include:
– Restoration, Preservation and or/Display of Wartime Memorabilia – the preservation, interpretation and display of wartime and military memorabilia and artefacts.
– Commemorative Events – significant military unit reunions, i.e. 40th or 65th anniversary or the commemoration of significant military anniversaries, i.e. 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. Note: Only one anniversary should be commemorated as it is considered that events to commemorate multiple anniversaries have the potential to diminish the significance of each anniversary. The event must be held within a month of the anniversary being commemorated.
– Publications/Website – the publication of wartime histories where similar works have not previously been published, i.e. unit histories, local wartime histories and letters from service personnel.
– Public Awareness Activity – significant cultural and educational projects, i.e. exhibition, with a military focus and that add to the sum of knowledge on a particular topic or which provide access to information about Australia’s wartime heritage.
– School Initiative – school initiatives / projects undertaken by students which focus on military involvement and social impacts relevant to the community.

You are not eligible to apply if you are:
– an organisation that has not acquitted all previous DVA grants (if applicable)
– an overseas resident
– an individual applying in your own right
– a political party.

Click here to view full funding guidelines on the provider’s website.

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