Newcastle-based organisations are encouraged to apply for grants for projects that highlight the service and sacrifice of Australian personnel in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

Federal Member for Newcastle Sharon Claydon MP said the Saluting their Service Commemorative Grants Program is designed to preserve Australia’s wartime heritage.

“I encourage community-based organisations to apply to undertake projects that will promote appreciation and understanding of the experiences of service and the roles that those who served have played in shaping the nation,” Ms Claydon said.

“Projects may include the construction or restoration of war or peace memorials, commemorative events, digital content development, publications or public awareness activities.”

Ms Claydon said there are two categories of grants available.

“Grants up to $10,000 are available for community-based commemorative projects and activities,” Ms Claydon said.

“A second category provides grants between $10,001 and $150,000 are available for major commemorative projects and activities that are significant from a regional, state or national perspective.”

Ms Claydon said that if organisations wanted her to provide a letter of support, they should email her a copy of their application at [email protected]

The closing date for applications is 11pm on Thursday 11 February 2021. For further information and to apply, visit or contact Sharon Claydon’s office on 4926 1555.

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