The Nationals Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is encouraging local RSL sub-branches to apply for their share of funding under three Victorian Government grant programs.
Ms Bath said the grants provided an opportunity for local RSL sub-branches whose usual fundraising campaigns have been significantly impacted by coronavirus restrictions.
“2020 has been a tough year for our RSL sub-branches, many of whom rely on revenue made through local fundraising campaigns which have been unable to go ahead,” Ms Bath said.
“These grants are a fantastic opportunity to assist local sub-branches and ex-service organisations get back on their feet, with priority being given to projects responding to COVID-19.”
Applications for the following programs open today (Wednesday, 9 December):
- ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund
- Victoria Remembers Grant Program
- Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour
The ANZAC Day Proceeds Fund endeavours to provide support to the veteran community through the provision of funding for a range of welfare related activities. Priority for a proportion of the funding available will be given to projects responding to the impacts of COVID-19.
The Victoria Remembers Grant Program offers grants of up to $30,000 (ex GST) for projects which honour or commemorate veterans’ service or educate Victorians about veterans’ contributions.
The Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour offers grants of up to $30,000 (ex GST) for projects which restore community war memorials, honour rolls and avenues of honour.
Further information on each of the grants, including eligibility, is available by visiting https://www.vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans.