Queensland Anzac Centenary grants programs are now open



Applications are now open for the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program for projects that commemorate the role played by Queenslanders in the First World War or significant military anniversaries.

Member for Hinchinbrook, Andrew Cripps, said the Queensland Anzac Centenary grants program now offers two types of grants. The Spirit of Service grants program and the Lasting Legacies grants program.

The Spirit of Service grants program is a new program offering funding up to $20,000 for projects commemorating the Anzac Centenary including the First World War and the Century of Service through to the present day. This program is open all year round, with multiple announcement dates to enable quicker advice to applicants on their submissions and increased opportunities to reapply if unsuccessful.

The Lasting Legacies grants program is a larger grants program with funding available from $20,001 to $80,000 to assist communities in delivering major projects. This program is offered once a year with applications closing on 30 September 2016.

“Both programs are available to organisations or individuals including local councils, universities, parents and citizens or parents and friends associations, incorporated associations and corporations operating on a not-for-profit basis,” said Mr Cripps.

Applicants across both programs can secure funding for commemorative projects such as research, community education activities, restoration or enhancement of memorials and honour boards relating to the First World War and other significant military anniversaries.

“I encourage eligible organisations to give consideration to applying for funding through these grants programs as they provide the opportunity for communities to commemorate these historic occasions in their own way,” said Mr Cripps.

For more information visit www.qld.gov.au/anzac100grants.

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