30 August 2016

Spirit of Service and Lasting Legacy: Lest We Forget

State Member for Noosa, Glen Elmes MP is delighted to announce two new grant programs offering up to $80,000 to fund projects that commemorate the role played by Queenslanders in the First World War or significant military anniversaries.

“In the past twelve months two separate grants programs have been announced and comprise the Spirit of Service grants program and the Lasting Legacy grants program.

“The Spirt of Service is a new program and offers funding up to $20,000 for projects commemorating the Anzac Centenary including WW1 through to present day. This program is open all year round with multiple announcement dates and increased opportunities to reapply.

“The Lasting Legacies program offers grants greater than $20,000 and up to $80,000 to assist in the delivery of major projects. Given the scale of the program, these grants are offered just once a year.

“Eligible projects include research, community education activities, restoration or enhancement of memorials and honour boards and can relate to all significant Queensland military anniversaries.

“In my previous capacity as the Minister for Assisting the Premier for Veterans Affairs, the Queensland Anzac Centenary was without doubt among the most significant and moving initiatives I had the privilege to lead.

“I was honoured to have been invited and to attend the centenary service for the Battle of Pozieres in France on July 23 this year, where many thousands of Australians paid the ultimate sacrifice. Remembering and paying tribute to our war history is vital to ensure future generations continue the legacy of our war heroes.

“If you would like to request a letter of support for your project please call the office on 5319 3100,” Mr Elmes said.

For further information on the grants programs including guidelines visit www.qld.gov.au/anzac100. You will also find an online events calendar where you can locate or add Anzac related events.