Community organisations share $1million commemorative grants

Community organisations across Australia will share in more than $1 million in grant funding to recognise veterans and preserve Australia’s military history in the latest round of the Australian government’s Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program.

FILE PHOTO: Memorial service to mark the 50th anniversary of the Battles of FSBs Coral and Balmoral, at the Vietnam War Memorial on Anzac Parade, Canberra. Photo via DVA.

The grants have been awarded to more than 80 community groups and ex-service organisations, schools and councils for important local projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of our veterans.

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel Matt Keogh said Saluting Their Service grants provided much needed funding to organisations committed to honouring the service and sacrifice of our defence personnel and preserving our military history.

“For example, the Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee, based in Melbourne, has been successful in receiving a significant grant to produce a documentary entitled ANZACS: The Greek Chapter, which will tell the important story of Australian and New Zealand service personnel in Greece during the Second World War,” Mr Keogh said.

   

“This year, Australia is also commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of our involvement in the Vietnam War, and I encourage any organisations thinking about conducting a commemorative project to mark the anniversary to make an application.”

Saluting Their Service is an ongoing national grants program, with applications for the current round now open.

To submit your application or for more information please visit the GrantConnect website.

Also, Australians planning to travel to Gallipoli in Türkiye or Villers-Bretonneux in France for ANZAC Day this year can now book their attendance passes online, here.

Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grants Program 2022‑23, Round 2

AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY

Recipient Funding description Amount $
Friends of Mulwaree Museum Restore the Thurlow First World War Honour Board for display at the Mulwaree Museum. $1,050
The Royal Australian Regiment Foundation Create a podcast series on the history of the Royal Australian Regiment. $68,000
TOTAL $69,050

 

NEW SOUTH WALES

Recipient Funding description Amount $
Sydney Technical High School Install an Honour Board to commemorate students of the school who served in the Vietnam War. $8,390
Veteran’s Well Being Centre – Hornsby Incorporated Produce a documentary entitled Tank Crews in Vietnam. $95,500
South West Rocks RSL Sub-Branch Install plaques at the South West Rocks Cenotaph to provide information on locals who served in the Second World War. $10,000
Kempsey Shire Council Install solar lighting at the Willawarrin War Memorial. $6,850
City of Penrith RSL Sub-Branch Restore the Memory Park War Memorial in Penrith. $5,000
Hunter River High School Upgrade the school’s Lone Pine Commemorative Garden. $10,000
Kingscliff RSL Sub‑Branch Install a plaque at the Wommin Bay Memorial Walkway to provide information on the Sandakan Death Marches. $1,316
2/33rd Australian Infantry Battalion AIF Association Contribute to costs associated with an event at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, on 7 September 2023 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the Liberator Crash during the Second World War. $8,855
Trustee for the Anzac Memorial Building Fund Host an exhibition at the Anzac Memorial showcasing portraits of 50 Vietnam veterans. $59,610
Paddington-Woollahra RSL Sub-Branch Install a plaque on the Paddington War Memorial to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. $7,546
TOTAL $213,067

 

 

NORTHERN TERRITORY

Recipient Funding description Amount $
Murrupurtiyanuwu Catholic Primary School Commission and install an Honour Board at the school to commemorate locals who have served in all wars, conflicts and peace operations and purchase a portable flagpole. $10,000
The Royal Australian Artillery Association (Northern Territory) Inc. Restore a Centurion tank displayed at the Darwin Military Museum. $8,500
Tiwi Resources Pty. Ltd. Publish a book that commemorates the contribution of Tiwi Island people to Australia’s effort during the Second World War. $20,000
TOTAL $38,500

 

QUEENSLAND

Recipient Funding description Amount $
Ipswich City Council Contribute to the repositioning of the Redbank Plains War Memorial. $10,000
Ipswich RSL Sub Branch Incorporated Upgrade the Ipswich Memorial Gardens to include nine new plinths. $131,619
Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat Inc. Install flagpoles at the Retreat. $2,000
Install paving around the Cenotaph at the Retreat. $5,000
CQ Rats of Tobruk Association Inc. Restore the Rats of Tobruk Memorial in Rockhampton. $2,695
Emu Park Historical Museum Society Inc. Construct cabinets and install lighting to display wartime memorabilia at the Emu Park Historical Museum. $2,922
Eungella State School Install new flagpoles at the school. $2,000
Frenchville Sports Club Ltd. Relocate and re-establish the Memorial Wall at the Club. $10,000
Alton Downs and Combined District Remembrance Committee Restore the Alton Downs Cenotaph. $4,850
Gem Christian Education Limited Construct a Memorial Garden at Ontrack College to honour Indigenous Soldiers, Stockman and the Lighthorse Brigade. $10,000
St Andrew’s Anglican Church – South Brisbane Restore the First World War Honour Roll in St Andrew’s Anglican Church. $2,500
Kulpi Primary Parents and Citizens’ Association Install flagpoles at the school. $2,000
The Roman Catholic Trust Corporation For The Diocese of Cairns Install flagpoles at St Rita’s School in Babinda. $2,000
Torres Strait Island Regional Council Restore the St Paul’s War Memorial on Moa Island. $7,700
Patriots Australia Inc. Contribute to the upgrade of the Memorial Cross area at the Patriots Military Motorcycle Club. $5,000
Boonah Hospital Auxiliary Inc. Install a memorial stone at Boonah Hospital to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. $3,648
TOTAL $203,934

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Recipient Funding description Amount $
Royal Australian Regiment Association – SA Branch Incorporated Contribute to costs associated with hosting an event on 29 July 2023 at Torrens Training Hall to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War. $3,069
Good Shepherd Lutheran School Angaston Install new flagpoles at the school. $2,000
Tanunda RSL Sub-Branch Incorporated Contribute to the construction of a Wall of Honour at the Tanunda RSL Hut to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. $10,000
Price Soldiers Memorial Hall Install an Honour Roll at Price Soldiers Memorial Hall to commemorate locals who have served in all wars, conflicts and peace operations. $9,629
Port Broughton RSL Contribute to costs associated with constructing a Memorial Garden to commemorate the service and sacrifice of local service personnel. $3,600
Flinders Ranges Council Commission sculptures for installation at the Quorn War Memorial. $10,000
Henley and Grange RSL Sub-Branch Incorporated Install a flagpole at the Henley and Grange Memorial Oval. $2,000
Largs Bay RSL Sub-Branch Incorporated Purchase materials to enable the preservation and display of historical military information and artefacts. $500
Sheidow Park Primary School Install flagpoles at the school. $2,000
Pedare Christian College Inc. Install flagpoles at the entrance to Pedare Christian College Junior School. $2,000
Penneshaw Progress Association Incorporated Restore and reproduce historic First World War images for public display at Penneshaw Town Hall. $10,000
Upper Sturt Community Association Inc. Install stained glass windows at Upper Sturt Soldiers Memorial Hall to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. $4,200
Victor Harbor RSL Sub‑Branch Contribute to the establishment of an Avenue of Honour in Victor Harbor to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian service personnel. $5,512
Houghton, Inglewood and Hermitage Memorial Park Incorporated Install solar lighting at the Houghton Remembrance Wall and along the Soldiers Memorial Walk. $9,990
Town of Gawler Install CCTV at the Gawler Lone Soldier Memorial to prevent vandalism. $10,000
City of Burnside Replace plaques at the Fallen Soldiers Memorial Trees in Rose Park. $9,155
TOTAL $93,655

 

TASMANIA

Recipient Funding description Amount $
South Riana Hall Committee Incorporated Restore and paint the South Riana Memorial Gates. $3,164
South Riana Hall Committee Incorporated Install a new Honour Board at South Riana Memorial Hall to commemorate locals who served in the Second World War. $5,071
Vietnam Veterans Association Hobart Branch Incorporated Contribute to costs associated with holding an event at the Hobart Cenotaph on 18 August 2023 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australia’s withdrawal from the Vietnam War. $1,340
Dover RSL and Servicemen’s Club Refurbish the 25-Pound Second World War Artillery Gun displayed at the Club. $4,300
Derwent Valley Council Restore and conserve the New Norfolk War Memorial Cenotaph. $10,000
Westbury RSL Sub-Branch Inc. Install shelving to create a library space containing various military history books and replace the Ode of Remembrance lights at the Westbury RSL Club. $5,609
TOTAL $29,484

 

 

VICTORIA

Recipient Funding description Amount $
Black Hill Primary School Create a memorial area at the school to commemorate students who served in the First World War. $5,297
Campbells Creek Primary School No 120 Install new flagpoles in the front yard of the school. $2,000
Victory Christian College Inc. Install three new flagpoles and create a commemorative garden space at the school. $7,000
2/3rd Australian Light Anti‑Aircraft Regiment Association Incorporated Update the association’s website. $10,000
Christian College Highton Ltd. Install a flagpole at the Bellarine Campus of Christian College Geelong. $2,000
Nazareth School Grovedale Install flagpoles at the school. $2,000
Seaford Park Primary School Construct a new War Memorial at Seaford Park Primary School. $4,500
St Annes School Seaford Construct a new War Memorial at the school. $4,500
Baranduda Primary School Create a Memorial Garden at the school to commemorate the service and sacrifice of all Australian service personnel. $4,064
Wodonga Primary School Construct a new Memorial at the school to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. $10,000
Wodonga RSL Sub-Branch Building Patriotic Fund Create a Memorial Garden and for installation of flagpoles at the Wodonga RSL. $3,492
Le Page Primary School Create a reflection garden and install a flagpole at the school. $7,000
Werribee RSL Sub Branch Inc. Install cabinets at the Werribee RSL to display military memorabilia. $10,000
St Kilda Cricket Club Commission an Honour Roll for installation at the St Kilda Cricket Club to commemorate members of the club who served in the Second World War. $3,855
Tarnagulla Public Hall Committee of Management Commission indoor and outdoor banners for display around Tarnagulla to commemorate local service personnel. $5,132
Newborough Primary School Install flagpoles at the entrance to the school. $2,000
Tongala Primary School Redevelop the school’s Lone Pine area to create a Memorial Garden. $5,000
Dartmoor Primary School Install new flagpoles at the school. $2,000
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee Inc. Produce a documentary entitled ANZACS The Greek Chapter which details the story of Australian and New Zealand service personnel in Greece during the Second World War. $139,917
TOTAL $229,757

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Recipient Funding description Amount $
Bertram Primary School Create a Memorial Garden at the school to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. $10,000
St George’s College Install an Honour Board to commemorate the service and sacrifice of students of the College who served in the Second World War. $1,716
Baynton West Primary School Construct a Memorial Wall at the school. $10,000
York RSL Sub-Branch Replace plaques in the Sub-Branch’s Memorial Garden dedicated to locals who have served in all wars, conflicts and peace operations. $9,980
HMAS Perth (I) Memorial Foundation Incorporated Contribute toward the completion of a memorial to commemorate the Battle of Sunda Strait and the service and sacrifice of the HMAS Perth I crew. $62,327
Ellenbrook Secondary College Create a commemorative mural at the entrance to the college dedicated to the service and sacrifice of Australia’s service personnel. $10,000
North Beach RSL Sub‑Branch Purchase cabinets for installation at the North Beach Bowling Club to display military memorabilia. $5,368
City of Wanneroo Refurbish Wanneroo Regional Museum’s ‘Anzac Museum in a Box’. $7,100
Bethanie Group Inc. Install a flagpole at the Bethanie on the Park Retirement Village in Menora. $2,000
Returned and Services League of Australia WA Branch Incorporated Install a cabinet at the City of Belmont RSL Sub-Branch to display wartime memorabilia and military uniforms. $10,000
Air Force Association (Western Australian Division) Incorporated Construct an eternal flame sculpture at the Bullcreek Aviation Heritage Museum. $10,000
TOTAL $138,491

 


 
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