Commemorative projects in the electorate of Dickson may benefit from a funding boost and expanded eligibility of the Saluting Their Service (STS) Commemorative Grants Program.
The expansion to the STS Grants Program is part of the Government’s election commitments, and will see an extra $10 million allocated over the next four years to continue to honour the service and sacrifice of those who have served their country.
The Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton said the Government’s additional contribution could be used to recognise and remember local war heroes in a variety of ways.
“Our community has a proud military history, with many current serving ADF Personnel and veterans calling Dickson home, and many more before them having served our nation,” Mr Dutton said.
“I encourage the community here in Dickson to review the new guidelines and apply for a grant to carry on the legacy of commemoration and ensure our veterans are never forgotten.
“There is more funding and more projects eligible now than ever before and I hope to see many more commemorative projects locally as a result,” Mr Dutton said.
The revised guidelines will see a shift in focus to conflicts post the First World War, and also mean projects such as documentaries, and digital projects such as digital honour rolls and podcasts, can have funds allocated.
The new guidelines will come into effect in November 2019. For more information about the new guidelines, or to apply for a Saluting Their Service Commemorative Grant, visit the Community Grants Hub or GrantConnect web sites.