Centenary of ANZAC grants

Federal Member for Blaxland, Jason Clare MP, today visited the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque to announce a $100,000 grant for our local area to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC



Next year, Australia will commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.

“Our local area will receive $100,000 from the Federal Government to help community groups commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women.” Mr Clare said.

Jason is calling on local residents and community groups to contact him with their ideas and suggestions on how the funding should be used.

“Call my office or send me an email with your suggestions on how this Federal Government grant can be used to commemorate the centenary of ANZAC.”

Organisations such as the Auburn Gallipoli Mosque are encouraged to put in an application for funding to commemorate the centenary.

“The events which took place at Gallipoli in 1915 have played an important part in the history of Australia and in the creation of modern Turkey.

“These Federal Government grants present a great opportunity for all Australians to come together to remember the important events of 1915.”

A local committee comprised of representatives from local RSLs, schools, cultural groups and councils will consider all proposals and make recommendations to the Department of Veteran Affairs.

Examples of eligible activities under the Program include:

  • Public commemorative events;
  • new First World War memorials or honour boards;
  • the restoration of existing First World War memorials or honour boards;
  • the preservation, interpretation and display of First World War wartime and military memorabilia and artefacts; and
  • School projects commemorating ANZAC

To give Jason your ideas and suggestions call his office on 9790 2466 or send him an email at email/jason.clare.mp)(aph.gov.au

Media Contact: Chris Zogopoulos 9790 2466