ECHUCA residents and groups are encouraged to apply for three veteran grant programs.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said the grant programs would provide support for local projects in northern Victoria.
‘‘We have a proud wartime legacy in northern Victoria and this is one way of honouring our brave local servicemen and women,’’ he said.
‘‘I encourage locals to apply for these grants and help give our veterans the support and tribute they deserve.’’
The grant programs include:
■Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour – supports communities to ensure local war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour are restored to their original condition or improved to reflect the service history of the local community. Grants of up to $30,000 per project are available.
■Victoria Remembers Major Grants – supports projects or activities that commemorate wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Victorians have served. Grants of between $30,000 and $80,000 are available for projects with significant commemorative or educational benefit for Victoria’s diverse community.
■Anzac Centenary Community Grants – supports projects that leave a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I, overseas and on the home front. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
Applications close on February 12, 2018.
To apply or for information, visit www.veterans.vic.gov.au/grants