Nationals Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland is encouraging local organisations to apply for recently opened grant programs that will help improve RSL facilities and buildings, as well as provide funding to restore war memorials and Avenues of Honour.
Both the Veterans Capital Works, and the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour grant streams are now open, closing on February 12, 2024.
The Veterans Capital Works Grant Program is offering grants of between $5,000 and $50,000 for building and facility improvements for not-for-profit organisations that deliver services to veterans, their families and communities.
The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour grant program is currently accepting grant applications for projects up to $30,000.
“I encourage all our local RSL sub-branches to look closely at these opportunities,” Ms Cleeland said.
“These funding streams are a fantastic opportunity for our local community groups to best serve our veterans.
“This program supports many local war memorials across our region that commemorate and immortalise the memory of those in our community who’ve served our country in war and peacekeeping operations.
“Ex-service organisations, local government authorities, not-for-profit organisations and educations institutions are encouraged to apply and make use of this recent funding round.
“Should any local organisation need any assistance with these grants, or is in need of a letter of support, please don’t hesitate to contact me or my office.”
More information can be found at: www.vic.gov.au/restoring-community-war-memorials-and-avenues-honour and www.vic.gov.au/veterans-capital-works-grant-program.