COMMUNITY groups in Echuca-Moama are encouraged to apply for grants to commemorate the sacrifice of local veterans and educate the wider community about their service.
Three veterans grant programs that will provide support for local projects and are available in the following categories:
■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.
■Anzac Centenary Community Grants supports projects leaving a lasting legacy for future generations of those who served in World War I. Grants of up to $20,000 per project are available.
Applications for each grant program close on February 12.
To apply, or for more information, visit veterans.vic.gov.au/grants