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Grants to support and commemorate veterans

The Victorian government has announced a $420,000 grant program to support Australia’s veteran community.

The successful recipients of the Victoria Remembers Grant Program and the Restoring Community War Memorials and Avenues of Honour Grant Program were announced ahead of the State Luncheon for the anniversary of ANZAC Day.

The Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program will fund:

  • $54,000 for the Australian Commando Association Victoria to create resources for teachers and students to learn about the Australian Defence Force’s use of Wilson’s Promontory National Park during WWII
  • $50,000 to Greater Shepparton City Council to upgrade and extend the Mooroopna War Memorial to commemorate the service of local soldiers and nurses
  • $44,000 to create the Remembrance Silo Art Trail in Mildura to commemorate stories of Australians who have served their country over the last century

Nineteen grants were awarded through the Victoria Remembers Minor Grant Program, including:

  • $10,390 to the Werribee Half Battery so they can buy uniform jackets for their Victorian era re-enactments
  • $10,000 for the Rats of Tobruk Association to improve their audio visual system which is used to educate school children about the Siege of Tobruk

To find out more about the Victorian Government's veteran grants program, visit https://www.vic.gov.au/grants-support-and-commemorate-veterans