News

Apply for funding from Anzac centenary grants program

VETERANS' organisations, schools, and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding from the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program by Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss.

"The Centenary of Anzac will be one of the most significant national periods of commemoration in our nation's history," he said.

"This grants program will fund local projects that pay tribute to the men and women who served our nation, as well as honouring those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the defence of Australia's values and beliefs.

"The Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program supports local projects that commemorate the Centenary of Anzac.

"Projects may include special services and marches of veterans, re-enactments of recruiting marches, school education programs, refurbishing of memorials and honour boards, and the establishment of new places of commemoration and reflection.

"I encourage veterans organisations, schools and community groups to work together to plan for the Centenary of Anzac, and to consider how the sacrifices of Australia's service men and women can be commemorated."

Mr Truss said up to $125,000 was available to support Centenary of Anzac projects in the Wide Bay electorate. 

A local Anzac Centenary Community Grants Committee will be formed in the coming weeks to provide advice and recommendations on applications made by the local community. 

The applications and recommendations will then be submitted to the Department of Veterans' Affairs for further consideration.

"I will ask the committee to ensure that as many people as possible in Wide Bay are able to share and experience the projects that are funded through the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program," Mr Truss said.

"This community grants program has been modelled on the highly-successful Australia Remembers 1945-1995 commemorations of the 50th anniversary or the end of World War II.

"This grants program provides an opportunity for our community to honour the nation-defining significance of Anzac."

Applications close on 31 January 2014. 

Guidelines and application forms for the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program are available from the One Stop Shop section of www.warrentruss.com or by phoning 1300 301 968. 

Further information is also available from www.anzaccentenary.gov.au/grants/.

Topics:  anzac centenary grants warren truss wide bay



8 things you didn't know you could do at North Straddie

NORTH Stradbroke Island is the perfect getaway whether you plan to stay for a day, a week or even a month.

A whisky-lover's blueprint to Brisbane's best bars

Check out The Gresham for some old-school fine drops.

SCOTCH, Whiskey and Whisky; it all gets a bit confusing.

Your guide to the best Brisbane markets

Enjoy the beautiful offerings of one of Brisbane's many markets.

WHO doesn’t love a good market!?

Ain’t no mountain high enough

No Caption

Brisbane's dishing up the mountain-hiking goods!

Our six art gallery picks for a creative day out

Queensland's Gallery of Modern Art always has a fun, exciting and interesting exhibition on show for the whole family to enjoy.

YOU'D be mistaken in thinking Brisbane wasn't an arty city.

Six hideaway bars to escape winter chill

The Gresham's charm will win you over before your first sip.

THESE are the perfect places to hang this winter.

Brisbane's arts and culture events centre stage

You loved the film, now you're about to love the musical. Don't miss The Bodyguard The Musical in Brisbane this July.

THE arts and culture events you don't want to miss.

VIRAL VIDEO: Campaign to bring beloved nanny to Maryborough

** ADVANCE FOR MONDAY, OCT. 16 **FILE**This promotional photo provided by Disney Home Entertainment shows actors Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins and Dick Van Dyke as Bert in a scene from the 40th anniversary edition of the Disney DVD. P. L. Travers, author of the "Mary Poppins" books, approved of Andrews as Poppins but considered Van Dyke "all wrong" and objected to mixing animated characters with live actors. (AP Photo/Disney Home Entertainment)

Can we get Dame Julie Andrews to come to our festival?

Win ringside tickets to see Jeff Horn take on Manny Pacquiao

You could be there for the fight of the century: Jeff Horn taking on eight-time world champion and all-time boxing great Manny Pacquiao in Brisbane.

Here's your chance to see Jeff Horn take on Many Pacquiao

HAVE YOUR SAY: Should speed be reduced on Esplanade?

Traffic is banked up on the Esplanade at Scarness as work is done on a pedestrian crossing near Queens Rd. Photo Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Some sections could soon become 40kmh.

Local Partners

‘One of the most ludicrous films ever made’

THE fifth Transformers film has broken two records: Worst opening weekend at the US box office and most panned film in the franchise so far.

Transformers movie bombs to horror opening week

Optimus Prime in a scene from, "Transformers: The Last Knight."

Transformers 5 had the worst opening in the franchise’s history

How 9/11 helped make Waleed Aly a household name

Waleed Aly and Susan Carland at the 2016 Logie Awards

“It feels like there was a script written for me,” he said.

Pixar weighs in on viral Toy Story theory

Woody and Buzz Lightyear from Toy Story.

DID Andy’s dad tragically die just before the story took place?

King Judah through to The Voice grand final

Judah Kelly is through to the grand final of The Voice.

NOT even illness could stop the Laidley singer from performing.

Ipswich man plays poker with Terminator and Rambo

Former Ipswich resident Glenn Twiddle with Arnold Schwarzenegger.

HE GREW up in Bundamba and is now on the A-list

Ocean views up for sale at Bargara Rise

LAND RELEASE: Rob Sergiacomi on site at the Bargara Rise development off Watsons Road Bargara.

More ocean-view land comes on the market at Bargara

Blueberries help property market boom

RURAL MARKET: Elders sale agent Terry Deefholts, Norman Arkan and rural sales agent Angus McDonald.

Growth in the rural property market

Gateway to $3 billion, 4800 home new Coast city opens

The start of Peter Crosby Way at Sippy Downs, the northern access into the Harmony master-planned community at Palmview.

Palmview's $3b master-planned community of Harmony

Millionaire Nathan Birch to offload $55M in property

Nathan Birch wants to focus more on developing properties.

Sydney property investor has announced he is selling up

Fame factor boosts property prices in Byron

The stunning Clarke's Beach in Byron Bay.

House prices surge by an incredible 39.5% in star-studded area

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!