Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has welcomed news that the 2021-22 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program is now open for applications.
“New England has a rich military history and each year this community does what it can to ensure we remember those who served in war and at home and the efforts they made in defending our nation and its allies,” Mr Joyce said.
The program is now entering its 25th year and has already supported thousands of projects nationally, including in New England.
Mr Joyce said the last round of grants saw $9,308 provided to Uralla Historical Society Inc to establish a museum display incorporating information and memorabilia of local service personnel who served during the First World War.
“Commemoration is at the heart of our community, something we see on display each Anzac Day and Remembrance Day and I encourage organisations to apply for funding through the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.
“2020 had an unexpected impact on our community due to the coronavirus, so as we enter into the 2021–22 grant funding year, let’s make sure that we use the support provided by the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program to carry on the commemorations legacy,” Mr Joyce said.
The Grant Opportunity Guidelines have also been revised for 2021–22 which includes more information around coronavirus support and new opening and closing dates.
For more information visit: communitygrants.gov.au/grants/saluting-service