Media Release - Applications for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants

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14 March 2014

Applications for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program are still open and all interested organisations are encouraged to apply.

The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program assists and encourages communities across Australia to undertake their own Anzac Centenary projects that commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australian servicemen and women in the First World War. Every federal electorate in Australia has up to $125,000 of funding grants to be awarded.

While a number of applications have already been submitted in Newcastle, all interested organisations are encouraged to submit their applications as the 30 April deadline for submissions in Newcastle approaches.

Grant applications need to be submitted in person or via email and will then be assessed by a committee made up of local ex-services, school and indigenous community members. Recommendations for grant awards will then be passed on to the Department of Veterans Affairs for ratification.

The grants are a fantastic way to commemorate and celebrate the contribution that servicemen and women made to our nation.

Under this program organisations have the flexibility to deliver projects that make direct connections to our Newcastle community.

While projects must meet a number of eligibility criteria, organisations are encouraged to think outside-the-box when planning their activities and applications.

If your organisation has an idea for a project lodge an application or if you are unsure of anything to do with the program ring the office on 4926 1555.

Full eligibility criteria and grant program FAQs are available online at www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants.

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