More than $1 million to honour Australia's military history

Published:

Seventy-nine community groups and organisations from across the country will receive funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program for projects that help preserve Australia's military history.

Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester said more than $1 million would be provided to assist the successful applicants in completing projects and activities that commemorate our service personnel.

"We have a rich military history and many Australians have a grandparent, parent, sibling or relative who have served in our defence forces and have played a role in helping shape the nation," Mr Chester said.

"By funding projects that safeguard our nation's wartime heritage, we are ensuring generations to come have the opportunity to learn and connect with this service and sacrifice.

"Some of the projects that received funding include, the restoration of the National Military and Service War Dog memorial in Wacol, the development of a digital database of Second World War veterans and construction of a new cenotaph to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia's defence personnel.

"Congratulations to all those community groups and organisations that received funding and I encourage others to consider applying for funding in the next round of the Grants Program, particularly for projects and activities that commemorate the Vietnam War, with several significant anniversaries in 2021."

The Saluting Their Service program is designed to preserve our military history, promote an understanding and appreciation of the experiences of service personnel and involve people around the nation in a wide range of activities that honour the service and sacrifice of Australians.

The program runs throughout the year, with the next batch now open for applications. Applications for Batch 3 of the 2020-21 Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program close on 11 February 2021. Visit the Community Grants Hub for more information.

The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans' Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel

 
Australian Government Charity & Not For Profit Community Indigenous & Heritage Political Surveys & Your Say
Social:   

Australian Government, Department of Defence :
Australia Wide
1800 333 362
Australian Government, Department of Defence
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Anzac Day schools' awards ask important question 08 February 2021 | "With the cancellation of many Anzac Day services around Australia and overseas last year, we saw the Australian community adapt and commemorate Anzac Day at home — painting poppies and placing them in windows... More information...
Boost in Support for Veteran Mental Health 01 February 2021 | Mental health providers, social workers and community nursing providers who provide vital services to our veteran community are set to receive a boost in funding from the Australian Government with an increase in... More information...
Morrison Government boosts maritime security 25 January 2021 | The Morrison Government will invest $1 billion to commence the early development of advanced guided weapons to enhance Australia's maritime security. More information...
More than $1 million to honour Australia's military history 14 January 2021 | Seventy-nine community groups and organisations from across the country will receive funding under the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program for projects that help preserve Australia's military... More information...
Staying secure when shopping online this festive season 22 December 2020 | With holiday season shopping in full swing, and the Boxing Day sales just around the corner, Australians are being urged to take care when shopping online to protect themselves from cybercriminals. More information...
Defence Minister welcomes Assistant Minister appointment 18 December 2020 | I welcome the Prime Minister's announcement today of Andrew Hastie's appointment as Assistant Minister for Defence. More information...
Applications now open for Veteran and Community Grants 17 November 2020 | "Local communities know best what will benefit veterans and their families, whether that is improvements that make community spaces safer and more accessible, equipment that will enable COVID-safe activities, or... More information...
Release of 2019 Defence Census Results 14 November 2020 | Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester said the Census provided valuable data on the demographic profile of the Defence workforce and assisted in the development of policies and conditions that keep pace... More information...
Grants help preserve Australia's Wartime heritage 05 November 2020 | Minister for Veterans' Affairs Darren Chester said the recipients of this round of grant funding were making a vital contribution to preserving our military history and bringing the community together through... More information...
Reflecting on Indigenous military service this NAIDOC week 09 November 2020 | DURING NAIDOC Week, held from 8–15 November, we should all pause and remember the legacy and valuable contribution of Australia's First Nations' service men and women. More information...


comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service