Funding for projects honouring Dubbo Electorate veterans

Groups in the Dubbo electorate are being encouraged to apply for $2,000 grants for projects supporting local veterans or boosting awareness of their role throughout Australia’s military history.

Applications are now open for the Anzac Community Grants Program, and Member for the Dubbo Electorate Dugald Saunders is urging locals with an idea for a project to apply.

“Veterans past and present served to keep us safe, and this is a great chance to recognise their sacrifices, while enriching our communities,” Mr Saunders said.

“We’re seeking projects that not only recognise the important service of our veterans, but also educate future generations about their sacrifices.”

Grants cover four categories: local community historical research and education; preservation or display of war memorabilia; public commemorative events, arts and culture; and support to members of the NSW veteran community.

Applications are open to individuals and not-for-profit organisations including local government authorities, non-government organisations, ex-service organisations and educational institutions.

Past projects have included updating Narromine’s local Honour Wall to include more Indigenous veterans, as well as veterans of more recent conflicts.

The annual Anzac Community Grants Program has injected almost $250,000 across nearly 180 projects since its inception in 2015. Applications can be submitted online until 5pm on 11 November 2021: veterans.nsw.gov.au/commemoration/anzac-community-grants-program

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