They served our nation at home and abroad, the least we can do is salute their service.
COMMUNITY groups and organisations on the Northern Beaches will be better equipped to remember the service and sacrifice of our current and former Australian Defence Force personnel thanks to the Australian Government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.
Northern Beaches Member of Parliament, Jason Falinski MP congratulated RSL LifeCare and Forestville RSL Sub-Branch which will receive just under $20,000 between them for projects commemorating our wartime history.
“The Northern Beaches will join communities across Australia in benefiting from a funding boost to help commemorate the role that Australian service men and women have played in shaping the nation,” Mr Falinski said.
“These projects and activities will ensure that the service history is captured and preserved in our local community.
“Thank you to all the community organisations who work tirelessly to ensure that our service personnel get the recognition that they deserve and thank you to all Australian service personnel for your service and sacrifice.”
More than $2.2 million in funding was provided through this round of the Saluting Their Service commemorative grants program. The Federal Government’s election commitment saw an increase in the Community Grants cap from $4,000 to $10,000 and this batch of successful applicants will be the first to benefit from this.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) recognises the potential impact COVID-19 may have on recipients completing their projects, with social distancing and other public health measures in place across the country. DVA is committed to working with recipients who are affected on options to continue their projects. If you are a current grant recipient and COVID-19 has impacted your project, please contact your Funding Arrangement Manager to discuss options.
A list of all successful applicants can be found below. For more information on the Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program visit the Community Grants Hub (www.communitygrants.gov.au). Applications for the next round of grants are open now.
Enable artefacts displayed in the War Museum at RSL LifeCare to be exhibited in various location across the NSW and ACT.
Install additional display cabinets at Forestville RSL.