Time is running out for New England communities to apply for their share in $50,000 in Australian Government funding to commemorate next year’s 100th anniversary of Armistice Day – the end of the First World War.
There is just one week remaining before expressions of interest close (Friday, October 27, 2017) in the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, encouraged groups, individuals and organisations to apply for a share of this generous funding made available by the Federal Government.
“This is $50,000 for use in our communities across the New England to mark what will be a historic occasion,” Mr Joyce said.
“I would like to hear of any project ideas that are currently being considered to commemorate the end of the First World War in the local community.
“Grant funding from $3,000 may be available to organisations such as yours for eligible projects.”
Australia paid a heavy price for its involvement in the First World War in terms of lives lost - more than 60,000 were killed and 156,000 wounded, gassed, or taken prisoner.
The Government has provided $7.5 million over the current and next financial year for the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
Expressions of interest should be lodged in writing with the New England electorate office: PO Box 963, Tamworth, 2340.
More information is available at dva.gov.au or by calling 1800 555 254.