INVERELL and Tenterfield’s veteran community has received a funding boost to help commemorate its proud history of service, Member for New England Barnaby Joyce, said today.
Mr Joyce said the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia, Northern Tablelands and New England sub-branch had received $4000 in funding under the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service grants programme to fund the erection of a memorial in Inverell to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all National Servicemen.
The Tenterfield and District Historical Society will receive $500 to help restore a Second World War honour board at the Centenary Cottage Museum.
“These grants are just two of 103 projects across the country funded from the latest round of Saluting Their Service grants, with more than $233,724 being allocated to community and ex-service organisations around Australia,” Mr Joyce said.
Local community and ex-service organisations interested in applying for future grant funding rounds should visit www.dva.gov.au/grants or call 133 254 (for metropolitan callers) or 1800 555 254 (for non metropolitan callers).
Funding for projects commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War, 2014-2018, is currently available under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Programme. More information and an application form can be found at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au