The Nationals member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland has encouraged local veteran’s organisations to apply for a range of grant applications closing at the end of January.
Ms Cleeland said it was encouraging to hear of local groups already applying for grant funding.
“Several local RSL branches and veteran organisations have applied for funding and put forward some great projects,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Our region has an incredibly proud and strong military connection. These grant streams allow local military history to be preserved, honoured, and commemorated for generations to come.”
Visiting RSL branches over the past six months Ms Cleeland said a number of facilities would benefit from capital funding.
“Several RSL branches in our region have some projects they’d love to get cracking on. It would be great to see some successful applicants from these grants,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Our veteran community deserve great facilities in which to gather and commemorate.”
To support grant applications letters of support can be requested from Ms Cleeland.
“If you’re applying for a grant please reach out for a letter of support. I’m more than happy to lend a hand to support more grant funding for our region,” Ms Cleeland said.
“Alternatively, if you’re a community group looking for funding my office and I are more than happy to look for any available grants and provide advice.”
The following Victorian Government grants will close on January 31:
- Victoria Remembers Grant Program – up to $30,000 for projects honouring or commemorating veterans’ service or educating Victorians about veterans’ contributions.
- Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program – Up to $50,000 is available for community groups to restore war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour to their original condition or changed to better reflect veteran service in the community.
- Veterans Capital Works Grant Program – Grants between $5,000 and up to $50,000 are available for projects which support building and facility improvements for not-for-profit organisations delivering services to veterans, their families and communities.